20227 made a return to traffic this weekend operating a test train at the Midland Railway in readiness for its Summer Season operating both on mainline shuttles and on the North Norfolk Railway. The loco is scheduled to move to the NNR on Monday 18th April and will take part in the June diesel Gala along with numerous operating days.
Over the past few weeks Lee has done a brilliant job working through a D exam as well as sorting out unexpected power unit, compressor and Governor problems, so fingers crossed we will have a trouble free 2016. As a consequence of having to remove the roof panels for access to the cylinder heads we missed the opportunity to carry out the planned re-paint to blue, so it's unique London Underground Livery will remain for the time being.
Thanks to Steve Moores for the photographs.