SRPS DIESEL GROUP 2019 ©
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The loco is operational and in regular use.
D3558 ( 08443 ):
The loco was taken out out service in January 2019 with power unit problems.
The power unit top end has been stripped removing cylinder heads, pistons/conrods and liners for assessment.
The cylinder heads have been shipped to a contractor for refurbishment.
Some videos and pics of the strip can bee seen at:
The loco has been taken out of regular use due to power unit problems and is only used for yard shunting.
The full cooler group has been removed for assessment.
Coolant settling tanks are in very poor condition and will need to be replaced.
We have made a start on removing the corroded body side panels.
The loco is in storage awaiting repairs and restoration.
The loco is still on It’s holiday to the North Yorkshire Moors Railway.
Many hours of sanding and painting have been carried out on both cab internals and engine room.
New engine room stainless steel drains troughs and down pipes have been fitted.
The locos restoration has been put on hold due to other projects.
The cab end has been tarped over and the loco is now under the covered shelter next to the diesel shed.
On hire to Colas.
The STG spares loco is stored next to the SRPS museum.
Refurbishment work continues inside the empty engine room and radiator room.
All external openings have been covered with steel sheets to keep the rain out.
These include exhaust ports, radiator fan roof opening and both radiator bodyside vents.
The power unit ( located on a wagon ) from the loco entered the diesel shed in December 2018 for a full strip down and assessment of all components.
The strip down was complete in March 2019.
The locos electrical cubical has also been moved inside the shed for a full rewire.
On hire to DRS.
Operational and in regular service on P/way and service trains.
The loco is operational and in service after It’s radiator roof refurb and full loco repaint at the end of 2018.
Class 126 DMU:
The unit is operational and in regular use.
NBL/MAN Class 22 power unit:
The Generator is out of use and requires new batteries.
A new concrete storage area has been created outside the West end of the shed.