28th - 29th July
As previously mentioned, on Monday, Michael drilled out the steam pipe removing the restriction as planned. Sadly, the drill perforated the steam pipe and so was removed, albeit in 6 small pieces. A new pipe was made subsequently.
Tuesday morning saw this fitted and the removed parts put back in. She arrived back at the railway around 4pm. A fire was put in her and she pulled just as well as she used to. This means she is now back in service for revenue service. Job done!