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Restoration diary

As one of RRRG's electrical officers I will write about my specialist field as well as general reports of work on site.

Work party report 18th April 2022

Work party report 18th April 2022
50030 no 2 cab underfloor heater before refurbishment. Photo by Jay Hirst.

Dave Rolfe, Jay Hirst and I were on site today.

Dave had removed the stuck covers on the underfloor cab heaters in both cabs, so Jay and I hoovered them out, checked the heating elements were still good, and belled out the wiring to the switch panel above the driver's positions.

We replaced the broken base of the AWS button in No.1 cab and I connected the three wires. We then belled out the wires from the switch panel above the driver's position to the tail lights. Unfortunately, both retaining bolts sheared off when we tried to undo them, but we were able to get the covers open after applying copious amounts of WD40 on the hinges, as they hadn't been opened for a long time.

We were surprised to find the lamps were still in the tail lights, and the filaments in both were still intact.

Dave has also been cleaning and painting much of the pipework that will go back in the engine compartment.

The repaired AWS sunflower in 50030 no 1 end cab. Photo by Jay Hirst.
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