35006 P&O back in business!

Yesterday, on Monday 16th May 2016 35006 P&O made her triumphant return to steam after over 30 years of painstaking restoration by volunteers at Toddington on the GWSR. Thanks to the generosity (and slight disorganisation 😉 ) of my co-bloggers (thanks again chaps!), I went along to the shareholders’ and supporters’ launch ceremony. When I…

35006 passes her steam test!

Good evening, Tonight we are pleased to report that yesterday 35006 Peninsular & Oriental S.N. Co, passed her formal steam test with her insurance company. She has had a few trial steamings of her boiler over the last few months, enabling a number of minor niggles to be identified and corrected.This is a very significant…

35006 One Step Closer

Good evening, It wont be a big surprise to regular readers that my latest post is about a Merchant Navy class locomotive but unlike most of them this isn’t about 35005 Canadian Pacific but rather her younger sister 35006 Peninsular & Oriental S.N. Co. The project team were pleased to announce that on Wednesday 11th March, P&O passed…