Power unit lift
We carried out a power unit lift from 50030 on 29th September 2020, after much background preparation which we covered in recent issues of our newsletter. The full story of the day and more pictures are available exclusively to our members, so if you want to read about it, you'll need to join RRRG. This photo from RRRG Electrical Officer Andy Rowlands gives a flavour of the effort as we lifted not just the existing power unit out of 50030 but also the 50008 power unit which we have been working on outside 50029/50030. This was in order to split the main generator off this unit so it could be despatched for overhaul. We also took the opportunity to remove one turbocharger from this unit so that it too could be sent for overhaul.