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.

Underneath 2057 showing new exhaust, <a href=

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Old tank removed to provide pattern for its replacement

Old tank removed to provide pattern for its replacement