LYN PASSES HYDRAULIC TEST
The Lynton & Barnstaple Railway’s new Baldwin 2-4-2T No. 762 Lyn made another significant step on the road to completion on March 23, when its boiler passed a hydraulic test. To pass, it had to contain 1½ times its 250lb/sq in working pressure (375lb/sq in) for 30 minutes without any leaks. The first steam test is expected to take place at the end of May or early in June. In March, Lyn’s timber cab was sent to a contractor who will make its steel roof and hatch.