Having being used consistently throughout the winter and with passenger numbers on the increase, the opportunity has been taken to carry out long overdue bodywork repairs to the front windscreen surrounds.
As reported earlier the Railway’s other railbus has passed into the ownership of the Vintage Carriages Trust (VCT) at Ingrow. Whilst this vehicle is cocooned in protective sheeting inside Haworth Loco Works for the removal of residual asbestos, the Railway’s operational railbus has moved to Ingrow where the VCT is undertaking the work on behalf of the Diesel Railcar Group.
Adam Hustwick of the Group reports that severe corrosion had taken place under the south cab windows, under the bright metal strip, due to badly leaking window seals. The affected areas have been cut out and new surrounds welded in place. The extent of the damage can be seen in the photographs and shows the work already undertaken on the west side to rectify the damage.
Photos: Adam Hustwick (top), VCT (bottom)