The Coffee Pot at Quorn loco workshops during its steam test, 19 October 2014

Pichi Richi Railway's unique steam railcar, Steam Motor Coach No. 1, known affectionately as the Coffee Pot, is a major step closer to returning to operation after it successfully underwent a steam test today.

The steam test was conducted following boiler stay repairs.  This work was undertaken after a detailed assessment of its 1905-built boiler was completed, which found the boiler to be in good condition overall.

Work will now continue to return Steam Motor Coach No. 1 to service in the near future.