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5197 Returns

06/02/2017 (5 years ago)   Contributors Blog

An historic moment for ourselves, and preservation in the UK. For the first time since 1944, two USATC S160s worked together on UK soil, as 5197 performed a loaded test run with sister 6046 kept in service as insurance following completion of yesterday's services, 

A return trip along the CVR was completed as darkness fell, and whilst a small number of issues were highlighted the locomotive is still on course to return to public service at our Winter Steam Gala 2017.

The picture shows the locomotives during a pause at Consall, whilst a quick inspection was made to ensure everything was running ok. We hope you're excited as we are for the pair's formal entry into service later this month.

A video of the pair's departure from Froghall is available to view >here<.