The Southern Preservation Group reported that a 2 man working party on 1497 took place today. Dick has continued with some bodywork, followed by gutter clearing.
Meanwhile there is good news with the electrical issues on 76835. After running another few cables. The driving control seems to be working correctly down the train, after a minor wiring problem was corrected on the other DTC 76764. However they need to get air on the train to confirm the train the brakes are working correctly on 76835, as this was unable to be tested last year due to the buffet car being in the consist.
So next for attention will be the desk lighting on 76835.