Pannier Boiler undergoes testing

The boiler from Pannier tank No.9681 has been steamed for the first time in many years. This is an excellent step forward towards the completion of the locomotive’s overhaul!
This is a credit to the small but dedicated engineering team at Norchard, along with hard work by Western Steam Engineering.

Once the boiler has been steam tested with a boiler inspector, it will be placed back in the frames ready for final rebuild.
Stay tuned for further updates….