SRPS DIESEL GROUP NEWS SECTION - UPDATED 22-12-2015
The loco has now moved under its own power for the first time since arriving at Bo’ness all those years ago and the first time since the year 2000, she was tested in the MMPD over a short distance on the 20th of December 2015. A video by David Horne can be found below (link here), I hope you enjoy it. This is a major achievement by all of the members of the SRPS diesel group to have reached this milestone in the restoration. The work continues on the cab installation and fitting of other items throughout the loco. Please check the gallery for the progress.
Fundraising is continuing for the wheel sets which still need retyred before the loco can operate on the branch again and all donations are welcome! These can be made by going to the website at mydonate. The pistons and the heads have been removed for inspection.
Currently the loco requires some maint on the brake system and the triple pump, these are planned to be fixed in the next week prior to the diesel gala in January.
The loco has performed well for us over the summer providing the loco power while the others visited the ELR.
The loco is nearing completion for mainline certification and will feature at our diesel gala.
After a successful repair to the heat exchanger the loco now has its anti freeze added for the winter ahead. The loco has also been suffering from some intermittent starting problems which have now been resolved.