The HNGRT's Quarry Hunslet "Cloister" (542/1891) which arrived at Amberley in January, was steamed on 8 March to give us a chance to run it around the system to check it for clearances - both on the track and alongside platforms - especially at Cragside which, of course, didn't exist last time Cloister was at Amberley.
Cloister gets up steam outside the running shed.
Things didn't start too well; she jammed on the frog of the first point out of the shed.
A deft nudge with the battery electric loco soon got her moving again.
A trouble-free trip down to Amberley then ensued and here Cloister approaches Brockham on the way back.
A careful approach to platform 1.
Gently through the platform.
After a successful trip to Cragside, Cloister takes the crossover to Platform 2.
Thanks to Peter Trinder for these shots.