Published on Oct 26, 2015
Engineers update - 55002 passed its annual safety exam last week. This then allowed Koyli to haul 55019 to York, where D9009 was added to the consist. 55002 then hauled both locos to Shildon, to take part in DELTICS diamond jubilee last weekend.
Koyli is to stop at Shildon over the winter for bodywork repairs, and a repaint will be done into two tone green. This is so the loco can be displayed from next March, in a Flying Scotsman event at York. The loco will also be visiting a heritage railway next year, further announcements will be made in due course.
We are continuing with engine repairs on No 2 engine. We plan to replace all the O rings in all 18 injector pockets. We are hopeful, this will cure the engine aerating. If not, the next plan is to replace the triangle on No2 engine.