Saturday, 9 July 2011

Bogie Overhaul

The overhauls of the spare bogies for Mk1 E25639 are making good progress. The first one is just about complete, and a fine sight it makes too.

The frame of the second bogie was lifted off its wheelsets in order for its own overhaul to start. The 'wheel' in the centre of the axle seen here drives the belt-driven dynamo, which is supposed to charge the batteries for the coach electrics when the coach is on the move. The value of the workshop can be seen to good effect here, it is an extremely useful multi-functional space, all areas being accessible with the overhead gantry crane.