North Eastern Locomotive Preservation Group

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K1 test run


After an 18 month overhaul and yesterday's VAB examination, the K1 and its support coach set off from Carnforth this morning on the light test run. At 09:47 all satisfactory at Helifield.

K1 light test run at Helifield - Neal Woods

In the afternoon the K1 hauled a loaded test train.

Loaded test train waiting to depart in the loop at Carnforth - Neal Woods

Paul Huchinson, the K1 engineer, on the footplate about to observe the loaded test - Neal Woods

Taking water at Helifield - Neal Woods

All was still OK at 13:34 at Helifield.

At Blackburn - Neal Woods

At the end of the run; the K1 stops over the ash pit at Carnforth - Neal Woods

At 17:30, the train was back at Carnforth after a successful day; just a few minor defects detected requiring attention.

Later, Stephen Thompson posted the following video on YouTube.

Last Updated on Thursday, 10 May 2012 10:23