3117 first steaming - the drivers

Pictures of 3117 on the first steaming!
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3117 first steaming - the drivers

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Shedman Mike Haslam is just about to open the regulator for 3117's first move under her own steam
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"and when he hit the upgrade, no matter what the load weighed, he pulled the regulator back and highballed home..!"
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Nathan wrote:On his last visit to FOTR before relocating to the U S A, Mike Haslam gets a
grip on 3117's regulator. A happy, yet sad occasion for him and the club.
However the dream of seeing this locomotive in steam is a fitting farewell.
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And the second person to drive the loco was Shedman John Ashworth...
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Jane looks happily on as John's hand rests on the regulator - but note that it is closed and the locomotive stationary while guests are on the footplate.<br /><br />Photo by Tom Macrery 04/10/08
Jane looks happily on as John's hand rests on the regulator - but note that it is closed and the locomotive stationary while guests are on the footplate.

Photo by Tom Macrery 04/10/08
Earlier, Shedman/Fireman John Ashworth looks at the low steam pressure, as the locomotive is slowly brought up to working pressure<br /><br />Photo by Nathan Berelowitz 04/10/08
Earlier, Shedman/Fireman John Ashworth looks at the low steam pressure, as the locomotive is slowly brought up to working pressure

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More footplate crew photos, this time by Chris Janisch, 4th October 2008
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Chris looks on from 2650 alongside as Mike assumes that rather self-satisfied pose again!
Chris looks on from 2650 alongside as Mike assumes that rather self-satisfied pose again!
John sets the lubricator to a high rate, to get the dry front end well-oiled
John sets the lubricator to a high rate, to get the dry front end well-oiled
Footplate team. Mike and John have worked together on the footplate for several years now. Sadly no more, as Mike heads to the USA and John back to Sudan
Footplate team. Mike and John have worked together on the footplate for several years now. Sadly no more, as Mike heads to the USA and John back to Sudan
The third driver - Shedman Nathan Berelowitz at the regulator
The third driver - Shedman Nathan Berelowitz at the regulator
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