Hi All,

The CFPS paid another visit to Kidderminster over the weekend.

Shane Rich and Mike Hirst spent 3 days there working from Friday morning up to Sunday afternoon in the restricted space around the boiler on 40106.

Having stripped the boiler several times, cleaned many small parts and exchanged a few others and then removed all the boiler soot, they finally got the boiler to fire up in the early part of Sunday afternoon.

With the boiler on test, I treated Shane and Mike to a large lunch and left it by the cab door for them and it can be seen in the attached picture.

40106 could now be in action at Severn Valley Railway this coming weekend, but PLEASE CHECK SEVERN VALLEY RAILWAY WEBSITE to see if it is rostered.

John Stephens