No 13 KISSACK ctd..
The story continues... .. .
However in 2004 "No 13 KISSACK" was reportedly to be coming back into service again. On 19th June 2004 the "re-inauguration of loco No. 13 Kissack" took place with an "evening excursion ... to Port Erin." reports The Isle of Man Guide. And on 22nd July, the Isle of Man Courier reports "After more than a year away from the Island the engine returned ... after receiving a major overhaul and a new boiler at Chatham Steam Service in Kent. Kissack will be back in service ... after adding more small pipes and fittings and, of course, a new coat of the Isle of Man Railways classic 1950's Indian red livery paint. Named after a former Isle of Man Railways director, Edward John Kissack... She was the engine chosen to haul the Royal train from Castletown to Douglas in August 1972."[Ed - (1983 IOMFHS) Rex Kissack names Edward Thomas (rather than John) Kissack to be the inspiration of No. 13]
And so it seems. A change from green to red and No.13 KISSACK is back on the rails again. Here she is in the sheds in 2005 being looked over by my father Roy Kissack.
And here being shunted out of the sheds. Both pictures interestingly showing the original green parts and the red undercoated (new/refurbished?) parts.
In 2005 the Manx post office released a first day cover celebrating the return of Kissack to service. Here's a picture of the cover (click it for more detail)