Tuesday, 24 April 2012

All Change!

No railway-based blog would be complete without a railway-based pun - so the title of this post should fulfil the criteria! I am pleased to report that the collection box for the NVR Wagon Group is now up and running, located on the platform at Wansford. Your donation, large or small, would be much appreciated and help make a visible difference to the restoration of our historic wagon fleet.

In the meantime, please follow the link to the latest wagon restoration news update:


Monday, 16 April 2012

Foreign bodies

SNCB coach No.21033 continues to undergo full body overhaul in the carriage shed. Tim Hobman sent the above photo a couple of weeks back, showing the start made on reinstating the roof ventilators. It can also be seen that the roof has undergone further preparation work for repainting.

The lower bodyside on the north side has now been completely cut away, and a considerable area of paintwork on the upper section has been laboriously removed.

The roof has now been given a coat of white primer.

The IRPS gang have been working like demons on the ‘new’ Swedish railcar, the interior has been stripped out and the bodywork is receiving welded repairs and some new exterior sheeting.

The eastern end is now in green primer, and looking considerably better than when it arrived.

Wednesday, 11 April 2012

Wagon Group Update

A brief wagon news update is now available on the Wagon Group website: