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(Left to right) Boiler inspector Neil Davis, witness, Dave Blaza, a suitably disguised person and owner John Hutson watch on as 'U' class #31807 has its annual steam test. With the blower on full, the safety valves must clear all excess steam produced and for the boiler pressure not exceed the maximum working pressure. The examiner also ensures that the water feeds into the boiler, such as the injectors all function properly and that all the steam fittings are in good working order.

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