renovation

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 […]

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55 022 & D9016 RECENT EVENTS & UP TO DATE NEWS

11 Jan , 2015  

As some may be aware, it’s been another rather hectic period recently with both ‘Royal Scots Grey’ and ‘Gordon Highlander’ and we thought it a good idea to advise on this website about recent and upcoming events. 55 022:- The loco had all the work scheduled during the visit to East Coast Trains, Craigentinny Depot […]

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Can you help Gordon?

9 Jan , 2015  

Today D9016 Gordon Highlander moved from the Great Central Railway to Boden Rail at Washwood Heath in Birmingham where work to restore his bodywork will begin soon. You can see a photo by J Brookes (Allelys Heavy Haulage) on this Tweet here Following a number of requests asking how you can help we’ve set up a […]

timings

55 022 FRIDAY 16TH JANUARY

9 Jan , 2015  

The next job for ‘Royal Scots Grey’ is scheduled for Friday 16th January, this should see the loco operate the regular Springburn to Shields E.M.U. move for GB RailFreight as below. 5D15 55 022 plus 2 Translator Coaches and Class 320 E.M.U.  Glasgow Works Dep. 10.31 Eastfield Passenger Loop Arr. 10.47, Run Round, Dep. 11.12 […]