Stuart Page writes:
It was another busy weekend, with Adrian and myself continuing repairs to 55019 and the fitting of the nose grills. Final prepping of the bodywork where minor work along the cabside and bogies has also been completed. An interesting photo shown here of a very rare opportunity of seeing whats in a nose end. The nose is crammed with different equipment with very little room left – air tanks, traction motor, fire protection, 2 X compressors, brake and electric equipment and can be stood inside without hitting the roof section. The red arrow indicates the connection of the leaking air pipe that could only be accessed by the removing of the nose grill.
The cab side has already got to the stage of glossing but these photos will be released next week once completed – hoping for cooler weather too.