Successful Steam Test for TVR 85

Following the recent completion of the in house boiler repair, Taff Vale Railway 0-6-2T no. 85 has successfully completed an ‘out-of-the-frames’ steam test. The images taken on 19th & 20th February 2015 show the Thursday (left) and Friday (right) of a 3 day project, the boiler being taken to full working pressure of 160 psi on the Friday, after some minor remedial work first thing that morning. This is another step towards a full return to service later in the year, hopefully not too far away.

Behind, no. 85 is MR 4F 43924 which was also having a steam test following its routine wash-out. Unfortunately 43924, with maintenance required on the locomotive, will not be in action this weekend, see separate post.

Featured image: Neil Harvey. Photos: Left, Steve Harris. Right, Frank Richards


One comment on “Successful Steam Test for TVR 85

  1. It’s very nice to see the old TVR tank on the way to life again. Saw this at Swindon Loco’ works yard about 1960.

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