Kilmersdon, our 1929-built Peckett, was moved outside at Ropley on Thursday 28 July and the fire was lit, steam being produced as the sun set. On the Friday, the loco was on test moving around the yard.

It was announced on Tuesday 2 August that Kilmersdon has passed the stage 2 boiler exam with the boiler inspector.

[Photos by Andrew Woodroffe.]

Kilmersdon outside the shed at Ropley
Lighting Kilmersdon's fire
Steam at last!