EVA WILL BE BACK ‘SOON’
You will all probably remember that at the start of 2020 we were preparing Eva for a running day when we discovered issues with the boiler and had to withdraw the loco for service. Since then we have been working hard behind the scenes to bring her ‘back to life’.
Work has progressed but it has been long and not without its difficulties however now we are on the last leg with our installation of the new boiler and many new fittings to Eva. If all goes well with these final bits and pieces it is hoped to complete a steam test in our workshop yard by the end of the month. Her tender has been cleaned and prepared for painting and we intend that by the end of this month it will be repainted to match the loco.
Thereafter Eva will initially return to the park for running trials and when these are all successful we will be able to return her into full service.
Attached are some pictures of Eva in the workshop looking more like a locomotive than a jumble of disconnected pieces.
A huge thank you to our dedicated engineers Eric, Mike, Jay and Gordon who have been the key players in this restoration.
Thank you also to the others who have assisted in this task.