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Sunday, April 18, 2010

Sunday 18 April 2010 Workday

Sunday 18 April saw more works continue on 4468.

Paul, Milton and Barry continued on with the awful task of degreasing the electrical componentry in the engine room, and the A Team (Pat and Gav) started on checking the lift jacks to prepare for lifting the engine, as well as checking on the transistion electrical pickup on the right side of the No.1 end bogie.

Here we see Paul lying on his side scraping the gunk from under the main generator.

... and Paul showing the scrapings of what comes out from 40 years of no cleaning under the generator.

Here is a shot of the filth under the generator that needed removing.

Yuk, and no suprise there weren't too many volunteers to help out.

... and another sump shot.

A rare sight of a garratt photographer inside a diesel!

Milton once again helping out with the unglamourous jobs on 4468 - quiet achiever.

Paul's tribute to "Wilfred" the TV show.

Here is Barry cleaning between the Aux Gen and the Exciter - fiddly work getting around all gaps and bolts holding in the grease.

Paul and Barry at work in the engine room.

The engine componentry looking a little bit cleaner again.

Although the sump is still quite greasy, it is significantly better than what it started at the beginning of the day.

Clean under the main generator.

Here is a shot of the new jumper leads made by the A-Team - thanks guys.

Yes indeed, sweet jumper trolley.

Some of the loco guys have a sense of humour - all yours for a low low price...

Keep on ALCOing until next time!

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