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22 Jan , 2015  

As scheduled, work began first thing in the morning on Monday 19th January at Knorr-Bremse Rail Services, Springburn Works on a full repaint of 55 022. This is progressing well and as expected a few bodywork repairs have been found, which require repairing before painting can be started. These images show an example of corrosion which requires welding on the lower bodyside near a cab footstep, beneath where the loco number was worn. Fortunately the amount of additional work has been minimal as most of the bodywork was replaced in 2005 and 2006 when the loco was re-skinned, as all additional work undertaken will increase the final costing. I hope to advise further news of this important work next week after my next visit to Glasgow. Martin…

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