47105 Progress - 47105 Takes Power

Another step forward in the return to service of 47105 was made on 24th October when the loco moved under its own power for the first time in 8 1/2 years. The loco was moved over a pit in Toddington Yard where the traction motors where checked, following this the loco was started and took power to shunt 47376 around the yard. This is a major step forward in the restoration and should (fingers crossed) lead to a test run in the not too distant future. Meanwhile the repaint continues with work moving to number one end which should receive some undercoat for the yellow end soon. 
Video of 47105 moving around the yard has kindly been provided by D Moorcraft and A Stratford and can be viewed here