The front bufferbeam has been removed, revealing corrosion in various frame parts which will need replacement.
Various cracks and old welds in the bogie frame have been repaired to improve its integrity and appearance.
On the boiler the washout plug holes have been fitted with new bosses.
More pictures taken during 3217's repair, including the large-size originals of those shown here, can be found here.
There were previous news items about this locomotive's repair on 28 September 4 April 20 January 2000 19 May 1999 23 March 1999 9 March 1999 22 May 1998 24 December 1997.