United States Army Transport Corps ‘S160’ 2-8-0 No. 2253 Omaha

  • Overhauled ‘S160’ and ‘S15’ begin running-in at NYMR

    Overhauled ‘S160’ and ‘S15’ begin running-in at NYMR

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    RUNNING-IN of two North Yorkshire Moors Railway-based locomotives is underway following the completion of their respective overhauls.  Peter Best’s former United States Army Transport Corps ‘S160’ 2-8-0 No. 2253 Omaha began the process of testing and acceptance on July 30, just two weeks after making its first independent post-overhaul movements on July 17. As might be…

  • First moves for ‘S160’ at Grosmont

    First moves for ‘S160’ at Grosmont

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    Former United States Army Transport Corps ‘S160’ 2-8-0 No. 2253 Omaha has made its first post-overhaul moves at the North Yorkshire Moors Railway. The comeback did not come without its difficulties.  The loco’s air pump could not be made to work properly in spite of the best efforts of recognised expert Len Pullinger, resulting in…

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