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K1 returns to Hopetown


After fitting and steam testing the boiler, the K1 returned from Carnforth to Hopetown Works to complete mechanical assembly.

Passing the front entrance in Hopetown Lane - Neal Woods

Boiler complete at Carnforth on Thursday 8th March - Nigel Bill

The K1 just turned from Brinkburn Road into Hopetown Lane - Colin Smith


Through the museum car park and onto the field - Neal Woods

Across the field - Fred Ramshaw

With the help of rear wheel stearing, through the gate to the running line - Colin Smith

Manovering to line up with the track - John Hall

All ready to uncouple - John Hall

View from the other side - Fred Ramshaw

Ramp track being prepared - John Hall

Some final checks - John Hall

Malky voicing his opinions about the Newcastle Sunderland match last Sunday - John Hall

Malky Simpson waits in shunter whilst K1 is winched down the ramp - Colin Smith

Pony truck reaches ramp - John Hall

Now the front drivers - John Hall

Almost reached the rail - John Hall

K1 coupled to the shunter is towed up the track - Neal Woods

Almost at the point - Fred Ramshaw

Down the slope and into Hopetown Works - Colin Smith

Last Updated on Thursday, 05 April 2012 12:46