The new Falcon 0-4-2ST steaming in public for first time.
Jobs still to be done include fitting buffers, couplings, an air brake pump and, finally, taking the machine apart and painting and reassembling it, which requires further fundraising.
The new locomotive, a 21st century evocation of a design dating from 1878, will then be ready to enter service on the revived section of Corris Railway which runs between Corris and Maespoeth Junction in the Dulas Valley, north of Machynlleth.
Donations can be made online via www.corris.co.uk or by cheque payable to Corris Railway which should be sent to Peter Guest, 38 Underwood Close, Callow Hill, Redditch, B97 5YS.
An exhibition at the open day traced Keef’s history over the last 50 years and visitors could also see ongoing projects including work for Talyllyn Railway.
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