In February we reported on the withdrawal of WD 2-8-0 90733 following the failure of one of the flues after which examination revealed a further 7 flues were not in the best of health. Accordingly 8 new ones were ordered, although re-instatement to traffic would take some time.
Anyone visiting Haworth yard saw a somewhat forlorn 90733 peaking out from the goods shed.
However fast forward 2 months and 90733 is seen in Haworth Yard in steam and ready for action.
Work completed during those 2 months was the replacement of 8 flues with brand new flues that were made and fitted by Riley and Son, although the removal of the superheater and the flues and the replacement of the superheater was done by KWVR volunteers. The work also included some remedial work on the regulator and the fire grate.
90733 will be back in action this weekend 16th & 17th April