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British Railways Standard Steam Stock (Mk.I)
Second Open (SO) No.4754 - Built in 1957

Repair Progress Report



April 2016

Although a set of overhauled Commonwealth bogies will ultimately be fitted to 4754, it is temporarily being fitted with a set of accommodation B4 bogies to release the present BR1 bogies, which are required elsewhere.

4754 on the Matterson Jacks - Martin Skrzetuszewski

SO 4754 on the Matterson jacks in E-road under the new roof. It is intended that insulating panels will be added to the maintenance shed roof when the ends, walls and doors are fitted. The reinforced concrete jacking area is existing. The temporary C&W offices, changing room and trim shop can be seen in the background.

4754 - Martin Skrzetuszewski 4754 - Martin Skrzetuszewski

Close up (above left) of B4 bogie top centre casting being fitted to the pedestal (painted red oxide) which is part of the carriage underframe. The B4s are temporary pending the availability of a set of overhauled Commonwealth bogies. Top centre casting (above right) for B4 bogie being fitted to the pedestal. The centre casting for the BR1 bogie has been removed and is lying on the floor at bottom right.

Bogies - Martin Skrzetuszewski

The BR1 bogies having been run out from SO 4754.


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