We are absolutely delighted to report that Hunslet 0-4-0ST of 1891 returned to traffic today following successful steam test. Just under a year ago Lilla bowed out of traffic for a ten year overhaul. Now she is set to meet herContinue reading
Clive Briscoe reporting… Over the last two days, Lilla’s rebuild, after her 10 yearly boiler overhaul, has taken a big leap forward, with a large group of volunteers working on her on Monday and Tuesday this week.
With no work for me at Minffordd (lamp posts on a pallet on the floor is beyond me), so I am not getting around and about as much to collect news.Continue reading
Pleased to report that Lilla passed hydraulic test today.Continue reading
A surprisingly impromptu working party took place yesterday! My thanks to Bill for the pictures and Bob for the text!Continue reading
I’m crossing the yard on my way home on Monday and spotted Mr Whalley with a strange instrument in his hand that he was pointing at Lilla’s boiler!Continue reading
Getting the tubes out proved to be a much harder job than anticipated…..Continue reading
Saturday the 10th of November will see FfWHR locomotive Lilla in steam for the last time prior to overhaul.
Arriving at the FR in 1993 the loco was in a tired but operable state. Although the loco is not usedContinue reading