North Eastern Locomotive Preservation Group

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J27 - 12 January 2022

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Ian reports a cloudy start yesterday with a dramatic sunrise turning the clouds purple and pink on the trip to Grosmont, then a day blessed with sunshine. Present on this glorious day were Steve Hyman, Ed Bolam, Nigel Hall, David Potter, Ian himself and, a little later, Jon Bradley.

On the J27, the righthand handrail was going to be removed to prime it but it was so stiff in the stanchions it was decided best to leave it in situ. Nigel gave it a coat of primer and then removed both safety valves and cleaned the boiler mounts, while David cleaned the valve bases.