On 27 November Colin Henderson and Martyn Bane visited Riley and Son (E) Ltd’s workshop in Heywood, near Bury, to inspect recent work undertaken on No.6024’s boiler, No.8610.

Whilst a lot remains to be completed a large amount of work has been steadily progressing at the rate the society has requested. Barring unforeseen problems the boiler is hoped to be complete in around 4 months times.

The current work focus is on fitting the many new crown stays. The photos show those already fitted and the many other renewed stays and plate work.

It was pleasing to see the work being carried out, as ever, to a high standard with no areas of concern noted. We look forward to the next visit.