Wednesday, 12 January 2011


Apologies for the lack of updates recently, my personal workload continues to be extremely restrictive and occupies all my waking hours at the moment. However I had a chance yesterday to take a quick break and call in to Wansford.

Page 81 of the February 2011 issue of 'The Railway Magazine' contains a news item that states Class 14 D9529/'14029' has been repainted into BR Green livery. This report is not quite accurate, firstly the maintenance and repaint is not yet completed, secondly, the paint going on is BR Blue!

'14029' as delivered to the NVR for maintenance/repaint - June 2010.

As above.

Undergoing maintenance/beginning of repaint in the small loco shed, December 2010.

Moved into the Heavy Overhaul Workshop where work continues (January 11th 2011). Definitely BR Blue!

Work continues to prepare BPOT 80456 for painting into early Post Office Red.

As above.

Finally, 'Thomas' has come into the C&W shed for his long-promised coat of paint.

Rubbing down continues.