Workshop November 2019

R1 2001 has replaced R1 1979 in the workshop. 1979 has returned to service. 2001 needs repairs to it’s motors and wiring. While a grant has been received to repaint 2001 in traditional ‘green and cream’, at this stage the work will concentrate on the motor repairs to get the tram working again and just minor preparation for it’s upcoming repaint, which may be done elsewhere in the museum to free up workshop space. Once 2001 can operate again, it can be moved easily when required.

Finishing work continues on 11W, and the Wednesday carpenters have started rebuilding the side of the cable trailer after spending months cutting and shaping all the timber required. The side ribs of this car have quite a complex profile. Work also continues on the O class bogies and motors.