preserved railways, renovation

55 022 FUEL STRAINER PROBLEMS & MAIN GENERATOR BRUSHES

6 Jun , 2017  

Following investigation in to recent issues with 55 022’s fuel strainers becoming contaminated far quicker than is considered normal, we have come to the conclusion that the fuel has the dreaded diesel bug algae. This is far more evident when examining the innermost filter media and a black gel type solution is found rather than […]

preserved railways, renovation

Fuel system repair photos

23 Jul , 2016   Gallery

Some more about the fuel repairs along with some photos. Martin and Andy Marra worked on 22 at Grosmont on Thursday 21st July to ensure the fuel system was cleaned following recent issues. The fuel strainer was removed and cleaned, new fuel filters fitted, new copper washer to replace a perished one on the main […]

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55 022 POWER PROBLEMS AT THE N.Y.M.R.

18 Jul , 2016  

As was previously advised, a few problems were encountered with 55 022 at the North Yorkshire Moors Railway last Sunday with some intermittent power production experienced. After some thought and consideration, I decided that it was due to low fuel level and intermittent due to the gradients, at times the power application was as expected […]

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NEW TRACTION MOTOR BRUSHES PHOTOS

2 May , 2016  

The previous posting was missing the photos from Davie Horne of the new Traction Motor Brush work, seem to have problems uploading images to the site!! Anyway, here they are now….

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THANKS TO THE BO’NESS GUYS FOR RECENT WORK TO 55 022

2 May , 2016  

As mentioned a while ago, when 55 022 left Springburn and headed for Bo’ness, a few jobs were planned to be completed on the loco before heading off to the North Yorkshire Moors Railway with 26 038. The main work was installing a complete new set of Traction Motor Carbon Brushes to all 6 Traction […]

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NEW VACUUM HOSES FOR 22 AND 16

4 Mar , 2015  

We have recently received 4 brand newly made vacuum brake buffer beam hoses to be fitted to both ‘Royal Scots Grey’ and ‘Gordon Highlander’. These can be seen in the image above and should look much better than the worn ones currently installed. The total price for these was just over £300.00 and they should […]

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55 022 REPAINT COMPLETED

9 Feb , 2015  

As many will by now be aware, 55 022 ‘Royal Scots Grey’ had its repaint completed as scheduled at Knorr-Bremse Rail Services Works at Springburn and was rolled out of the paint shop on the morning of 6th February in time to work her booked train to Shields T.M.D. The loco now carries the number […]

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22 READY FOR BLUE PAINT

30 Jan , 2015  

Here are a few images taken and kindly sent through to me by Archie Ferguson from Knorr-Bremse Rail Services at Springburn showing the loco inside the huge oven and waiting for the first coat of blue to be applied to the main body. Apologies that the images are rather restricted, but there’s not much room […]

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ROTTEN CAB STEP PANELS, ROOF GRILLES & FILTERS REMOVED

28 Jan , 2015  

During initial inspection of the loco for repaint the cab step sections were identified as suffering from corrosion, however until removal it was not realised that they were corroded as badly as they have found to be. The image below shows one of the four panels after removal, all 4 are having brand newly fabricated […]

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22 JUST ABOUT READY FOR UNDERCOAT

28 Jan , 2015  

A few images attached showing ‘Royal Scots Grey’ yesterday at Springburn after a lot of work on body preparation. As can be seen the number 2 end nose side grille and all engine room windows have been removed for corrosion repairs around the edges in all these areas. The cab step sections have been removed […]