Following the findings at A-End, all of the sandboxes are to be taken apart and re-plated, also allowing for better access and thorough inspection. Here we see the Drivers Side B-End sandbox, relieved of both side and bottom in December 2013, revealing one of the giant tubes which the locos were built up from ..
.. February 2014 and the new sandbox base has been welded into place and valance peices re-attached ..
.. and above, another of the modifications to solve something of a design flaw where, with water ingress, the cabs ended up held to the frames almost entirely by the loco skin. The inserted bracket helps to support the floor and above, the cabside frame has been re-attached to the frames! © M Tottle - Click here to read the associated reports.

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