D9529 (numbered in preservation as "14029") is now looking resplendent after its repaint and should be staying on the railway for a while once up and running. These locomotives are ideal for preserved line use, originally designed in the early 1960s as a diesel-powered equivalent of a GWR pannier tank for shunting and branch line work.
"14029"s previous 'industrial' appearance, this time last year.
IRPS member Chris has been busy continuing the sprucing up of static 'gate guardian' Swedish 'B' Class 4-6-0 No.101. He has wire-brushed, primed and undercoated the left-hand cylinder cladding. Over the past few weeks or so, the missing cab windows have had their glass replaced and have now been reinstalled on the cab. The adjacent Wagon-Lits Restaurant Car has also seen a good clean externally.
The wheels for Danish Class F 0-6-0T No.656 'Tinkerbell' were moved into the old shed, in order for them to be temporarily fitted to the frames and the whole lot moved into the Heavy Overhaul Workshop for overhaul to continue.