5199, steamed for the first time on Sunday 2 March 2003.
The weather was fine for the day which saw 5199 steam officially for the first time since rescue from Barry almost 20 years before, and 40 years since she last saw use on British Railways. The event was a 'invitation' day for all members of the Group to see the result of many thousands of hours of volunteer effort in restoring 5199 to her former glory. This set of photographs are supplied courtesy of Fred Kerr. The original news item can be found here.