During the closed season a working party was formed to overhaul TSO 4562, one of our mainstay passenger carriages. Guard Nick Viney applies primer to the body side. The boiler tubes on 813 have reached the end of their life. Steve, Keith and Paul take out the tubes prior to an internal inspection of the boiler to determine whether a retube is feasible.
With no room in the shed, the wheels from 5637 stand ouside in the snow whilst work continues on the boiler and frames inside. Fireman Ken Slade at work on the boiler of 5637. Heavy snow followed by ice made driving conditions hazardous. Some were either snowed in or braved the elements. Left to right Barney, Grant, Andy, Keith and Ken take a break from drinking tea.