Chris [Hopkins - Left] and I remove the front right hand mudhole door before the washout.  Chris is holding a tool which Steve [Masters - ESR Locomotive Superintendent] made which screws into a tapped hole on the bolt of the mudhole door to stop it falling into the boiler barrel once it has been loosened.  Steve made this after he dropped one during the `Yankee Tank`s` overhaul!
Chris [Hopkins - Left] and I remove the front right hand mudhole door before the washout. Chris is holding a tool which Steve [Masters - ESR Locomotive Superintendent] made which screws into a tapped hole on the bolt of the mudhole door to stop it falling into the boiler barrel once it has been loosened. Steve made this after he dropped one during the `Yankee Tank`s` overhaul!
Credit: Chris Perkins, 16 April 2005