Inside Velinheli’s boiler

Work has continued recently on Velinheli’s boiler, which had been stripped down for it’s ten yearly inspection by our boiler inspector. Happily the boiler inspector has passed Velinheli’s boiler barrel for another ten years of service. New boiler tubes have been ordered and will be delivered and fitted in the next few weeks, following which the boiler will be hydraulically tested. With no tubes currently fitted in the boiler, the opportunity was taken to photograph the inside of the barrel – a rarely seen view of the Quarry Hunslet locomotives we use.