A few pictures of the continuing work to rebuild the heavily corroded cab on 33108 with new metal frames taking shape.
The BR arrow removed off the cab yesterday as part of the cab refurbishment is now available for purchase on ebay
A productive couple of days in Kidderminster Diesel Depot saw the cab roof craned off and work commenced on stripping out old metal work. The welder can now progress with the major cab refurbishment replacing all the very corroded existing structural pillars and panelling
Meanwhile underneath the locomotive some less than co-operative traction motor cables were disconnected ready for the removal and replacement of two motors later in the summer once the refurbished replacements have been delivered.
A few pictures from the last few working parties. 33108 is now in the Kidderminster Diesel Depot with the cab being dismantled to allow the welder to start work. You’ll see the usual expected levels of BRCW rust & corrosion!
33108 works the final service at the Severn Valley Railway Diesel Bash, the 1900 Bridgnorth to Kidderminster on 16th May 2021. The locomotive is now being taken out of traffic for the summer for repairs to traction motors and some bodywork tlc. (Photo: Julian Hill)
33111 having undergone it’s B5 exam at Swanage on 15th May 2021 (Photos: Lee Peppiatt)
A couple of pictures of 33108 undergoing maintenance whilst stabled at Highley on 27th March 2021 (Pictures: Peter Evans)
Apologies for lack of recent updates here – we’ve been too busy maintaining the locomotives! Here’s a photo of 33108 undergoing it’s B exam at Kidderminster in artic conditions on 2nd January 2021.
Photo: Steve Thorpe
New batteries for 33111 ahead of the Swanage gala