Tuesday, 6 September 2011

Another Mk1 Update

The old bogies have been removed from BR Mk1 SK No.25639...

...and the newly overhauled bogies have been installed under the coach. It needs a bit of a clean up but should hopefully be in service for the steam gala on 10th/11th September, forming a six-coach Mk1 rake to be hauled by BR '5MT' 73050, LMS '4F' 44422, visiting BR '8P' "Duke of Gloucester" and GWR 4936 "Kinlet Hall'. This link takes you to the official page for the event - please note that the working timetable has also now been released and is available to view.

Despite Allan and his small team pulling out all the stops, TSO No.4466 won't be quite ready for the event this weekend unfortunately. However this does mean that the coach can be properly finished before entering traffic, including lining-out. It can be seen here that the lower bodyside has now been painted.