The latest information on the overhaul of 45133
Following hire to the North Norfolk Railway over the summer, 45133 returned home to the Midland Railway - Butterley on Tuesday 7th November 2017.
45133 was shunted into 'C' Bay at Swanwick on 3rd December 2017 for stripping of the loco to commence. The loco is expected to be out of service until at least 2020, whilst attention is given to the engine, generator, electrical machines, bogies and bodywork.
The overhaul is being completed through a combination of work contracted out to Pioneer Diesels Ltd (PDL) and our own volunteer labour.
Work so far has concentrated on stripping of the No.2 nose end. The traction motor blower and compressor from this end, along with the triple pump and vacuum exhauster from the engine room, have been sent away to Bowers Electricals in Heanor for overhaul. Areas vacated by these components are being cleaned, repaired and repainted.
The photo above, taken on 23rd March 2018, shows the No.2 nose end bulkhead being repainted in preparation for overhauled components to be refitted.
Regular updates on progress will be posted here. Go to our gallery page for more overhaul photos.
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