502 gets cut up!

Posted by Robert Hampton on 25th June 2014 at 8:29 pm

…don’t panic though; we’re just cutting away some of the corroded bodywork ready to weld new metal in place!

The pictures below, originally posted to our Facebook group by Graham Ryder, show the “before”, “during” and “after” as some of the rusty metal is cut away from 29896, revealing the frame underneath. Our examination has revealed that the frame is in good condition and will need only minor work doing before new body panels are welded in place.

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The second set of photos show the area around the door pockets, which has suffered quite badly from water ingress. Again the rusty metal has been cut away ready to be assessed by the welder.

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Don’t forget, you have the chance to inspect the work we have done in person at the Merseyside Transport Trust Open Day on 13th July. More information on the previous blog post, or on the Merseyside Transport Trust web site.

1 Comment

  1. Comment by Tom
    5th July 2014 at 8:23 pm

    Do you have any idea when the train will be fully refurbished and what are you going to do with it when it is refurbished?

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