THE North Eastern Locomotive Preservation Group’s ‘J27’ 0-6-0 No. 65894 entered revenue-earning service at the North Yorkshire Moors Railway on May 20, just four months after arriving at Grosmont for the completion of its overhaul.The 1906-built loco ran ‘light engine’ to Goathland early that morning, which was followed by an afternoon loaded run to Pickering and back, top-and-tailed with ‘B1’ No. 1264 on a six-coach train.
Satisfied with No. 65894’s performance, it was given the green light to work the 16.30 Grosmont-Pickering, which officially marked the loco’s return to traffic after an overhaul lasting more than 10 years.
The newly outshopped loco is pictured at Grosmont between runs that day. RICHARD PEARSON
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