So now the renovation of the steam locomotive HKR 5 "Sohvi" has started at the Museum Railway workshop. During the coming winter season Sohvi's leaking water tanks will be repaired. The locomotive cab will be restored to its original appearance and the locomotive will be thoroughly serviced.

In the spring the locomotive will be painted in a darker blue shade revealed under the builder's plate. Next year Sohvi has been employed by the Museum Railway for 50 years. The first museum train in Finland was hauled by this locomotive from Forssa to Humppila in August 1971.

Side view of a blue steam locomotive with the side water tank removed.
The wainscoting of interior walls, side window with top rails, end boards and cabinets have been removed. As well as front windows, rear window grilles, builder's plate and number plate. The cylinder drain cock lever is off, the sand lever too. Photo: Marko Laine 27.11. 2020.
A blue water tank has been lifted next to a steam locomotive on a concrete floor.
The right-hand water tank is now off and on the shop floor. Photo: Marko Laine 27.11. 2020.
Side view of a steam locomotive without a water tank. The rusty boiler jacket is well visible.
Behind the water tank, rusty boiler jacket is exposed, it is to be painted during the renovation. Photo: Marko Laine 27.11. 2020.
The builder's plate has been removed from the wall of the cab, and remnants of the old dark blue color were found beneath it.
The original colors of the locomotive were revealed under the builder's plate and number plate! Those plates have apparently never been removed for painting of the locomotive cab? The dark blue color is largely in line with the colour of the HKR 2 coach. The builder's photo also shows the black boiler. These findings are historically spectacular. Photo: Marko Laine 27.11. 2020.