The dark days of December preclude doing much outside but there’s plenty of work taking place in our depot. White Lady 1279 is being prepared for replacement of the sub frame at the back which supports the engine and gearbox. We’re in the process of removing the engine so that the work area can be accessed. We’re also repairing and renovating items off Royal Tiger 377 including the saloon heater boxes.

We recently reported that 1481 is being prepared for service in 2015. It’s currently on the Hy-Weemas for inspection and repairs, including replacement of a corroded air tank. At the other end of the age range Lion 1161 is having its seats reinforced to provide more rigidity. All of this work is additional to the restoration activity on 1349, 1467, and 1019. As you can see, we’re not short of things to do.