Veteran TD5 2057 has required significant investment over the past year or so. The rear springs went away for refurbishment and then a new stainless steel exhaust was fitted. The next stage was removal of the rear wheels to allow the brake shoes to be relined with softer friction material more suitable for a vacuum braked bus. At the same time the wheel dishes were shot blasted and painted and four new tyres were fitted.
At this point we discovered a tiny leak from the fuel tank. It was an old tank which had been patched in the past so the decision was taken to have a new one made which will be fitted in the next few days. Hopefully after all this work the old stager will be back in service throughout the summer.