BP Tanker A5066 comes in for a refit

Tanker-A5066-140723-PLaWith voluntary labour stretched to the limit there are numerous items up and down the Railway that become neglected through necessity. The Railway has received criticism from some quarters that the goods wagons on display around the turntable at Keighley do not present the best of images to the outside world. One of the items is tanker wagon A5066, illustrated above in a woebegone condition earlier this year.

A5066’s fortune,s however, have now taken a turn for the better and it was recently taken up to Oxenhope for a rebuild and spruce up. In the accompanying picture Peter Eastham and young colleague are seen commencing the rebuild, after the tank had been jacked up off the frames. Whether in the future the tanker can take its place in the demonstration freight train is yet to be seen, until the extent of the work required is established and whether full restoration is feasible.

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