Following the successful gala in March 44422 has been used on several occasions.
On the 17th of April it was used on the dining train and on the 21st April on a service train.
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New superheater elements have been ordered and are due to be delivered in the next few weeks. When these are fitted, it will bring the loco up to its full compliment of 21 elements. It is running with rather less than that number at the moment.
Other repairs have been completed including adjusting the cylinder drain cock operating rodding so that all four open and close properly. One drain cock had not been closing properly for some time.
One set of piston packings have been replaced and the other side will be done shortly.
As can be seen in the photo on the 21st of April the engine is now looking very steam tight.