LMS stalwart ‘Eric’ returns after work at Grosmont

THE North Yorkshire Moors Railway’s stalwart ‘Black Five’ No. 4528 Eric Treacy has emerged from overhaul at the railway’s Grosmont works.

The Stanier 4-6-0 had its vacuum ejector, dome cover and regulator handle fitted on July 2, after which it was posed for this photograph before being taken back into the running shed for a washout.On July 5 the LMS-liveried loco made its first post-overhaul moves after successfully passing its steam test, with further tests being undertaken on July 20. Running in trials began two days later. ANDREW JEFFERY

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