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.