Monday, 15 August 2011

703 tested at Beamish

703 has become the first Balloon to operate in preservation away from Blackpool. This afternoon it moved under power at the tram depot following the fitting of Coronations 663's trolley pole with a swivel head to cope with the overhead alignment at the museum. Further attention over the pit was sufficient to permit a first test run after hours this evening and 703 has passed various tests including starting on the 1 in 16 Pockerley Bank.

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