On Monday 29th October the K1 returned from Fort William to Carnforth at the end of the Jacobite season.
For the records, the K1 did 77 Jacobite runs and, together with the two test runs, mileage from Carnforth to Beattock and back, Carnforth to Fort William and back, and Fort William to Craigentinney and back, totalled no less than 7,901 miles. This was achieved with almost 100% availability, the loco only being withdrawn temporarily for three days pending repair of the tender drawgear.
It has therefore been a most successful year for the K1 and its deferred maintenance fund has benefitted quite considerably as a consequence. However, this has only been possible due to the hard work of all those who helped to complete the overhaul and then form part of the various support crews during the season. To all of you, therefore, a big thank you.
Now that the engine is back at Carnforth, there is work to be done!
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