Today at 15:35, on Monday 25th April 2022, 55009 completed its first movement under it's own power at the Great Central Railway, in over 3 years since its fateful incident back in 2019. The video can be seen showing 9s first movement, under the control of Mike Hallam-Rudd, and Graham Clarke capturing the first movement of number 9. The loco then went for its first test run down the line to Rothley Brook, in which was reported as a success.
A massive thank you must go to Graham and his team for their time and effort that has been dedicated to bring back this Locomotive to an operational status.
Video Credit - Graham Clarke Photo Credits - Nigel Julian