Ian Pearson reports that the Q6 had a successful steam test today with the boiler inspector present to observe. The vacuum ejector has also been refitted.
Looks like there may be some running in next week, but the working party on Wednesday will still go ahead in case there are any last minute jobs, and to do a tidy up in Deviation Shed. There will also be a cake to, hopefully, celebrate the Q6 's return to operation at long last.
With the J27 also likely to be back in traffic by the end of next week following its 28 day wash out, and the K1 working in Scotland, we could have three locomotives at work next week - or is that tempting fate?!