One of the longest-running steam engines at the Severn Valley Railway has made its return after a seven-month overhaul.
The Flying Pig has been at the popular Worcestershire tourist attraction since the official end of steam on British Railways in 1968.
The locomotive, numbered 43106, made its first run of the tracks as the 11.10 service between Bridgnorth and Kidderminster.
After a lick of paint in the coming days, it is due to be back in full service soon.
A locomotive that was once considered the ugliest ever built, is now undergoing important work before the summer season.
The work is being carried out by Severn Valley Railway and costing an estimated £35,000.
The Flying Pig is one of the hardest working locomotives on the heritage railway and has been in service there for more than 40 years. Chris Halpin reports
Extensive work is being carried out on the Flying Pig – one of the hardest working locomotives working for Severn Valley Railway.
Duncan Ballard, boiler shop and locomotive manager explains to ITV Central what work is being undertaken on the engine.