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^ Here, SPG members are taking it in turns to grind the tube ends off in August 1998. This is an operation that you cannot do for too long before your arms and back start to hurt! Sian's old smokebox can be seen on the right of the picture. (Owen Ryder)
Unfortunately, maintenance work is needed from time to time. Most of Sian's maintenance is done by the group members. Click on the two buttons below to see the work on the chassis or boiler during the overhaul done between 1998 and 2000.
^ Before the boiler inspector calls, the firebox and smokebox must be scrubbed clean. Owen Ryder is seen doing this dirty but necessary task in 2001. (Geoff Holland)