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We are delighted to announce that planning permission was obtained for our proposed shed at Swanwick, MRB a few months ago.
The land was cleared and stored wagons and bogies were moved which enabled four 40 foot track panels to be removed. The land was built up and levelled and piling has been carried out.
Work to the ground beams and pile caps is complete and the steel has been ordrered.
The erection of the steel structure is planned to commence in January.
It is anticipated that if all goes to plan, we will have our 2 track shed which is large enough to store 4 class 31s by June 2015.
All locos are now stored for the winter except 31271 which remains in 'warm store' at NVR.
Work on 31418 has seen 12 overhauled fuel Injectors fitted along with relevant pipework. Work to the wheelsets has also been undertaken.
Work has started on renewing the steel above the handrail recesses at no 2 end with the corroded areas cut out ready for renewal. Door frames and cab doors are being 'adjusted' to fit....
No 1 end cab doors have had all corroded steel cut out and replaced. Both doors are now off-site and having internal wood replaced.
31418 is presently sheeted over and stored in 'C' Bay. Unfortunately due to contract work, it has had to be moved out of the PRCLT West Shed until mid March. Due to the wet atmosphere in 'C' Bay little work will be carried out until it is moved out into a shed with a roof ! It is then hoped to complete work to its restoration.