After its restoration No.461 undertook a series of running-in trips which ran from August 1990 until March 1991. Some views from 18th November 1990, when the itinerary was: Whitehead - Belfast York Road - Coleraine - Belfast York Road - Whitehead. The locomotive was officially launched by President Mary Robinson at Dublin Pearse station on 16th April 1991. The President and invited guests were conveyed by train, hauled by No.461, for a reception at Dun Laoghaire.