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There’s been a lot of hours out in at Apedale in the last few days, but it’s looking good now for the Made in Staffordshire gala.

The new Kerr Stuart Joffre is now looking really quite good.

It’s passed the critical braking tests this evening, so barring any further problems, it will be in full use this weekend – first time steamed in public in preservation, and first time steamed in Staffordshire since leaving Stoke 95 years ago.

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