Published on Jul 10, 2012
The visit to the ELR went very well, with testing of 55002 and D9009 on the Thursday. No issues were found with No 9 and the divert problem with No 2 was sorted. Both loco's on the test site going towards Heywood reached 54 mph with load 6 plus the rear Deltic on.
55002 worked all of it's diagrams plus an extra turn on Sunday morning with no problems to report during the gala.
The loco should return to Barrow Hill later in the week to have the rest of it's work required to go mainline completed.
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