Latest news on 4 VEP 3417

More work has been carried out on 3417 at Strawberry Hill on 11th & 12th February.

The motor generator was started but found to have problems due to poor batteries. After the batteries were topped up with 10 litres of distilled the generator was restarted.The generator was left running to charge the batteries while a check was made on the interior lighting, bulbs and tubes being replaced as required. The heating would not come on due to a problem with a fuse.

Battery top up

The body to bogie air pipes were removed. 2 toilets were put back into use.

On the second day the batteries were tested and found to have held their charge.