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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 […]

D9016 appeal

‘GORDON HIGHLANDER’ RESTORATION DONATIONS UPDATE

3 Feb , 2015  

We are delighted to announce that since launching our fundraising towards the restoration of D9016’s bodywork in December, donations totalling £225.00 have been received from the following:- HUGH WATKIN IAN BEATTIE DAVID ROBINSON TIM ROGERS MARK GRAINGER ANDY COWARD ALASTAIR CULF NIGEL BENNING J. PHILLIPS A. JACKSON DEREK STORRS TONY KIRKHAM GRAHAM JACKMAN JONATHAN PANNAL […]

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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 […]

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PARTS FOR 22

28 Jan , 2015  

Many people would think that a repaint of a locomotive is exactly what it sounds like, ie. just get some paint on! In practice there is far more involved, this includes removal and replacement of over a 1,000 screws, nuts, bolts and rivets. In most instances we have replaced all removed screws, nuts, bolts and […]

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NUMBER 2 END HEADCODE BOX REPAIR

28 Jan , 2015  

In our final inspection of 55 022 with Knorr-Bremse Rail Services staff at Springburn prior to work starting on the re-paint, a small area of corrosion was noticed on the edge of Number 2 end headcode box and repairs were authorised under what’s known as ‘AWA – Additional Work Arising’. Once work had started it was […]

timings

WORK FOR FRIDAY 6TH FEBRUARY

28 Jan , 2015  

‘Royal Scots Grey’  is scheduled to work for GB RailFreight on Friday 6th February with the regular E.M.U. move across to Shields T.M.D. Timings are as follows:- 5D15 55 022 plus 2 Translator Coaches and Class 318 E.M.U. Glasgow Works Dep. 10.31 Eastfield Passenger Loop Arr. 10.47, Run Round, Dep. 11.12 Bellgrove Pass 11.22 Shields […]

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55 022 REPAINT IN PROGRESS

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 […]

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55 022 NUMBER 1 ENGINE WORK

13 Jan , 2015  

Following removal late in to the night last Wednesday at Craigentinny, today myself and Dave Greenwood worked on the Air Start and Fuel Injection adaptors from ‘C’ Bank on 55 022’s Number 1 engine. All were completely stripped and thoroughly cleaned, investigation found that a few sealing washers were found to be corroded, these were […]