MK2 Tourist Standard Open (TSO) No. 5220
Having had a full refurbishment of the seating areas last year, work has now moved on to the toilet spaces. These have now been stripped ready for the floors to be replaced.
MK2 TSO No. 5221
A new project in 2023 for our carriage restoration team. This coach will have a full internal refurbishment with the floor being replaced and new vinyl installed. External body work will also take place where required.
MK2 Brake Standard Open (BSO) No. 9406.
Restoration will start up again after the break to deliver the Polar Express. It is hoped that this coach will be operation during the 2023 season.
These coaches have been shunted into to platform at Spring Village so work can start/continue.
All TSO's continue to have their Christmas decorations removed and cleaned
The ex-Ironbridge Power Station 'Weight Wagon' and Metro Cammel 24T Dogfish No. DB993353 have been moved back to Lawley Station.
Peckett and Sons W6 0-6-0 No.1722 'Rocket'
Has been moved back into the shed for winter maintenance.
BR Class 08 Diesel 08757 'Eagle'
Has also been moved into the shed so that repairs can be started.
BR Class 37 Diesel 37263
This loco is currrently being repaired.
BR Class 08 Diesel 08511
This loco, which arrived in December to assist with the Polar Express trains, has now left the railway. It's last job was to assist (along with Ruston and Hornsby diesel hydraulic No. 525947 'Rusty' and Ruston and Hornsby diesel mechanical 0-4-0 No 313394 'Jammo') with a major shunt of Spring Village yard and shed to get stock and locomotives in the right places as set out above.
Our thanks to Andrew Goodman and Rail Support Services for their their help and support in providing us with 08511 at short notice, to enable our Polar Express trains to contine.
Thank you to Ben for the additional information included in the update.
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