A brief update on key loco projects as we progress jobs over the winter season.
D1010 - Transmission repairs ongoing. Currently awaiting a visit from the Voith representative with the tools necessary to split apart the converter rail. We are also seeking an estimate to perform the body work repairs so as a 'cost to complete' can be put together.
D7017 - Currently in 'warm storage' pending the procurement of new bogie leaf springs.
D7018 - Miscellaneous tasks ongoing plus attention to the transmission gear changing issue. The loco is expected to visit a couple of other railways later this year.
D9526 - Currently undergoing a 250 hour exam. All cylinder heads removed for attention to a sticking valve issue.
D9518 - Awaiting a cost estimate to perform the necessary repairs to the horn guides.
D6566 - Available for use by WSR as required.
D6575 - Winter maintenance. The CO2 fire bottles have recently been changed.
47 077 - Work on the radiator louvers continues. Being currently too heavy for use on the WSR, the way ahead for the loco is under consideration.