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Back into Service

During May 2010 the boiler was refitted in the frames, along with all the other essential bits and pieces and the loco given a superb paint job. 5637 was commissioned back into service before an admiring audience on Saturday the 5th June 2010. This was virtually three years to the date the locomotive was withdrawn from service with the final expenditure on materials being around £60,000.

This brief description of the engineering activities of the East Somerset Railway’s Engineering Department ably led by their Engineering Manager, Mr. Stephen Masters, does not do justice to the amount of work, skill, time and effort expended in returning 5637 back to active service. A great many thanks go to these good people.

Whilst 5637 is now back at work, it is a continuing task to keep the engine in service and in the peak of condition as there is always work of some sort that needs to be carried out.


Photo: Peter Todd

SLG Committee Member Diana Ball inaugurates 5637 back into service

 
                             
         

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