Former United States Army Transport Corps ‘S160’ 2-8-0 No. 2253 Omaha has made its first post-overhaul moves at the North Yorkshire Moors Railway.
The comeback did not come without its difficulties.
The loco’s air pump could not be made to work properly in spite of the best efforts of recognised expert Len Pullinger, resulting in a replacement being sourced on loan, courtesy of Ian Riley.
The maroon 2-8-0 also failed its boiler insurance steam test on June 21 with a leak in the smokebox, which required rectification.