Over the weekend our 1901 McLaren Traction engine was steamed after repairs to straighten the crankshaft. It ran well and will now be available as an accessory for rail tours. Pat Ackerman supplied the pictures.
From: Patrick Ackerman [mailto:
Sent: 14 June 2010 10:33
Subject: Mclaren steaming
Once again, thank you ever so much for the wonderful day out on Saturday. It was really nice to see the Mclaren in steam again and a credit to Charles for performing the repairs. Regretfully I couldn't get stuck in to assist Charles on Saturday because of my arm, I could see that the physical nature of operating a traction engine were taking it's toll on Charles but great to have witnessed this rare item in working again.
I have attached some of my photos from the day.
All the best,