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Attention to the roof of LMS BGZ No.32975

April 2007

Back in service, this photo from Derek Hayward shows the BGZ on the end of the Pullman train on 9th April 2007.

BGZ back in service - 9 April 2007 - Derek Hayward

BGZ in works - 25 Mar 2007 - Dave Clarke

March 2007

With a lead strip inserted under the edge of the roof, behind the gutters and over the top of the body-side sheeting, it is hoped that water ingress will be halted. The duckets (guard's lookout) had holes rusted through them, so the still originals have been replaced by aluminium ones, newly fabricated.

Dave Clarke's photo shows the van being patch-painted in the last week of March, but there was unfortunately no time to re-varnish the remainder of the vehicle before it re-entered service on the Pullman train on 31st March.

BGZ in works - 3 Feb 2007

February 2007

After a bit over a decade in service since its comprehensive overhaul, in January the BGZ was brought into the works to attend to the ingress of water which was particularly affecting the east side. The duckets have been removed as have the gutters, the roof-cover-strips, and some of the steel roof panels.

The damage is being made good, and hopefully better sealant can be used, or maybe there can be a slight re-design of the way the joints are made, to try to prevent water from getting in again in the future.

The work is expected to take another couple of months, and for this period the SR van C (4-wheeled brake) No.404 is taking the place of the BGZ as the brake vehicle for the Pullman train.

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