Thursday, 20 June 2013

508302 RIP

508302 is no more..... Raxstar have now started breaking up 508303. 508301 is in the scrap line behind it. Next in line are 508204 and 206.

455817 is being worked on by Wabtec, expected out next Thursday.

Siemens continue to work on 450s with 450039 departing on Tuesday and being replaced by 450083. This unit is due out tomorrow (Friday).

Monday, 17 June 2013

Paint Jobs and Razor Blades

As always, plenty going on.....

66740 has arrived for repairs and a repaint into GBRf livery.

57002 has joined 47841 in DRS blue, awaiting decals.

Class 508 processing is proceeding apace with the following vehicles already scrapped;

71483 (508201)
71503 (508209)
64669 (508209)
64683 (508302)
71517 (508302)

Next up is 64726 (508302) with 508303 behind that. 508301 is currently in the shed being stripped and will be in the scrap line in the next day or so.

That's all for now.....

Monday, 10 June 2013

More trains....

We've had more C Stock in for processing with 12 cars arriving in the last few weeks. I also took a week off at the end of May to go to not-so-sunny Kent! While I was away we got the go-ahead to scrap more of the Class 508s so since I've been back it's been full steam ahead making sure we process both sets of trains in a timely fashion.

All six of the C Stock trailers (6528/6530/6556/6588/6589/6708) have now been processed and scrapped. The motor cars will be processed in due course.

We are currently processing 508s, with 71483 (508201) and 71503/64669 (508209) all processed and waiting in the scrap line. 508302 is currently in the shed being processed.

This morning 57002 was moved into the paintshop to complete preparation and repainting. 47841 emerged last week in a nice coat of DRS blue.

Arlington continue to turn round wagon repairs at a rapid pace with trips from East Yard and Maritime running regularly. We've had both 70017 and 70019 in recent weeks on the Maritime trip.

Colas 66847 has arrived for fuel tank repairs and new wheels.

BARS 31190 collected 50026 and Mk1 BG 977905 on 29th May, taking them to Dereham on the Mid Norfolk Railway.

Another DRS convoy left on 16th May with 47813 hauling 57311 (repainted and named 'Thunderbird'), 20305 (from storage) and 47501.