An early start on Tuesday 9th Feb. 2016 saw Andy Chapman, Nigel Dickinson and Graham Findlay (with a cameo appearance from Justin Goold) applying the match at 08:30am.
|Oily rag activity|
|Fumes fuelled the fire|
|Raging inferno in the making|
|Quadruple chimneys' worth|
|A handful of coal|
|Close atmosphere developing|
|A nice fire to sit by|
|A real pea-souper!|
Inevitably a new machine brings its own noises. The cab-mounted Worthington-Simpson steam driven water pump gets some exercise - what a wonderful sound! (Also on YouTube).
A brilliant day of progress and a joy to see and hear 7109 coming back to life with enthusiasm!
Note: water hoses and fire extinguishers were close at hand during the whole operation.