Penrhyn survivor set to steam in the summer?
Ex‑Penrhyn 0‑4‑0WT Glyder, owned by Graham Morris, could be steamed for the first time in nearly 50 years during the summer. Work has started on repairing the boiler at Beamish, while the wheelsets have been refurbished and fitted. The valve chests have been opened and the valves, pistons and glands removed for examination. Components removed so far have revealed a locomotive in sound condition. The slidebars, for example, will be brightened up, but not re‑machined, as the wearing surfaces appear to be in serviceable condition. Along with Hunslet 0‑4‑0ST Winifred and Avonside 0‑4‑0ST Ogwen, Glyder survived in ex‑ Penrhyn quarry condition in the USA, returning to the UK in 2012. The intention is to retain as much of the patina of use as possible.