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British Railways Mk.I SO No.4824
- preparation for traffic

13 October 2007

SO interior - 1 July 2007 - Dave Clarke 4824 in undercoat - 13 October 2007 - Dave Clarke

4824 stripped down - 27 August 2007 - Dave Clarke

The carriage arrived on the Bluebell in a condition where it could almost have gone straight into service. The interior in particular had been given a thorough overhaul, although the toilets were by no means finished.

However, before entering service a number of items have been attended to, particularly on the bodyside, with the windows being re-bedded, and the coach given a full re-paint. The interior varnish-work is also being brought up to a high standard of finish. Externally it is being finished in early BR style crimson lake and cream (sometimes known as carmine and cream).

Above: The interior of 4824, showing the 2+1 seating, and "Bournemouth Blue" moquette on the recently re-trimmed seats and 4824 during a shunt of the works, 13 October 2007, showing the coach in undercoat, with some further patches of freshly applied filler (both photos from Dave Clarke)

Right: By the end of August, the sheeting had been stripped back to bare metal prior to the application of filler, and some of the side-lights overhauled and refitted (Dave Clarke)

Dave Clarke's fotopic site features more photographs of the overhaul of this vehicle.

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