At long last, we have started getting Clan Line ready to earn some money.

After the annual boiler inspection at the beginning of this year, we had drained the boiler for protection. We have now re-fitted the mudhole doors and the washout plugs. The boiler has been filled with treated water, and we have had a successful steam test.

Clan Line undergoing a steam test

We had already carried out all our annual maintenance tasks, but had decided to go no further because of the current pandemic. The next step will be to have our annual audit by an external company.

Once this has been successfully achieved, our loco can be re-registered on TOPS, and we can start earning some money again.

As you can see from our diary, we already have a fairly extensive programme of trips booked. There are also quite a few more interesting possibilities being worked on which we will announce as soon as they have been confirmed.