A POPULAR loco is back in steam after undergoing an extensive boiler overhaul.

The British Railways Standard Class 4 engine 75078 was withdrawn from service two years ago.

But now it's operating once again on the Keighley & Worth Valley Railway, where it is expected to run for another decade – with annual inspections and just routine maintenance.

A railway spokesperson said: "Full-time staff and volunteers from our locomotive department took an active role in the overhaul. We wish to recognise and record the contribution of all who worked on 75078.

"The locomotive's last overhaul was completed in 2015. This present one was brought forward in time as part of strategic planning to stagger overhauls and thus ensure loco availability. The work was financed by the Keighley & Worth Valley Railway Trust."

The engine was saved from a scrapyard in 1972 and came to Keighley in June of that year.