The engine is currently in service on the Mid Hants Railway after appearing together with 34092 at the Gloucetsteshire Warwickshire Railway Cotswold Festival of Steam: 'Speed to the West' on the 23rd - 25th May. and is booked to go to the North Norfolk Railway in September.

Back in the January the centre piston valve rocking arm had to be reclaimed by spiral welding due it wearing below scrapping size plus all of the rocking arm's bearings were replaced and as a result the valve timing is much improved. The new smokebox door is now fitted and the main steam pipes have had new ends fitted. The electric lighting system also received attention.

GWR Speed to West Gala
Wadebridge and 34092 - City of Wells at Gloucetsteshire Warwickshire Railway

Morning Milk
Morning Milk

Wadebridge at the Mid-Hants Railway Spring Gala
Wadebridge at the Mid-Hants Railway Spring Gala

New tender

Some the vacuum and steam heat pipe work was installed on the inverted frames and we hope that more progress will be made over the summer months.