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Thursday 9th November 2017: The engine is started

The Rolls Royce C6 engine is brought into life as it is successfully started in the Tunstead workshop.

Saturday 3rd February 2018: Pete Briddon has an interesting surprise

RS8’s sister, RS16 is photographed at Maldegem Steam Centre in Belgium. RS16 has been preserved as an operational steam locomotive and may be found in action on the lines at Maldegem. Will RS8 and RS16 ever operate together again at Tunstead? Only time will tell….
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Monday, 8th April 2019: RS8 moves under her own power

On Monday, 8th April a significant milestone was reached. With Peter Briddon at the controls, RS8 trundled out of the workshops building into the warm April sunshine on what was her first self powered journey in a long long time.
On Monday, 25th February 2019 a long anticipated moment finally arrived. The Rolls Royce power plant was started in situ on RS8's chassis for the first time in many years. The engine started after just a few turns and with a little minor adjustment it was running as smooth as a nut.

Monday, 25th February 2019: First Engine Run in Situ