URIE Locomotive Society-owned ‘S15’ No. 506 has steamed at the Mid-Hants Railway ahead of an imminent return to service.
The Eastleigh-built 4-6-0 last ran in 2001, and since then has received extensive boiler repairs along with a comprehensive bottom-end overhaul.
This work has included the removal and replacement of the front bufferbeam, and attention to corroded areas between the frames and the cylinder blocks.
Resplendent in Southern unlined black with ‘sunshine’ lettering, No. 506 stands in light steam at Ropley on May 16 while final work was carried out to prepare the 1920-built loco for a test run. KEN LIVERMORE
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