Latest news from the Heavy Overhaul workshop of Nemesis Rail at Burton on Trent is that the first of the two bogies being worked on there by our generous Sponsor has had its frames back on its wheels and the match=-funding has now exceeded £12,500 at the halfway stage..
As Deputy Chairman Tony Keeble points out: ” We are absolutely delighted with the overhaul and the cash flow from our Donors, in these particularly difficult times. While we have no dates for the return of these vital elements, for all the obvious reasons, we are starting to think through the next stages of the body rebuild, once these bogies are returned to their proper place beneath our Barnum no.228 at Ruddington.”
As Mike Lang, RST Trustee explains: “Nemesis Rail is speeding the re-assembly now and the second of the two bogies – in near scrap condition – is awaiting only its replacement leaf springs before final assembly starts there. Nemesis is carrying out an excellent overhaul, made really difficult because the bogies of the Barnum have had virtually no attention – except from vandals and the vagaries of the weather – in over 60 years. There has been more than a little corrosion as a result, requiring new steel plate work and smart machining. Thank you indeed to Roger Bulmer and his team……”