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SRPS DIESEL GROUP NEWS SECTION - UPDATED 28-07-2017


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NBL D2767 :
The new cab side sliding windows / frames were measured up and ordered in July.
The water pump is still with a contractor for refurbishment.

D3558 ( 08443 ) :
The yard shunter is in regular use.

20020:
The Loco has been stored with power unit problems.

23235:
The wheel sets have been returned from South Devon with new tyres fitted.
Bearing exams have to be carried out ,the refurbished bearing boxes can be fitted.
The No 2 end bogie has been turned over for de scale , assessment and repaint .
Various bogie brake linkage parts for No 2 end have been restored.
One piston liner / piston still to be fitted.
We are awaiting new valve guides for the cylinder heads , some of the valves require machining / cylindrical grinding.


26024:
In store awaiting repairs.

26038:
In service & on long term Holiday at NYMR.

27001:
The loco has been removed from storage.
We decided to give it a very crude cosmetic tart up of the body side an cab ends.
The air receivers have been re-certified and the loco has been successfully started and tested after almost four years out of use.

The boiler room roof has been removed , outer skin removed , frame refurbished and new metal framing welded into place.
The new metal for the outer skin has arrived and will be welded into place soon.
The loco should be “In service” very soon in BR blue livery ( not our best restoration ).
This is only a short term fix ( a couple of years ) ,the locos full restoration will take place in 2019/2020 ish.

27005:
The loco was put on the back burner for the last seven months due to other work.
The boiler roof has been removed and will be refurbished in tandem with 27001’s.

37025:
On hire to Colas working Network Rail Infrastructure Monitoring trains.

37261:
A container has been purchased to house all of the parts / spares for the loco.
Many parts are being refurbished off site by the STG and at various contractors.

37403:
On hire to Direct Rail Services and working regular services on the Cumbrian Coast.


37703:
The loco is in regular service.
The oil filters and full oil change has been carried out during July.

47643:
In regular service but now requires a repaint soon.

Class 126 DMU :
The new air receivers are now on site , various connections from the old ones need to be installed on the new tanks.
New batteries have also been installed to the front vehicle.

NBL/ Man Class 22 power unit :
Out of service requiring batteries.




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