Down in the Carriage & Wagon Workshops at Ludborough the restoration of our MKII TSO coach No. 5158 is nearing completion. The coach went into the workshop last year for what was intended to be a few minor repairs and a paint job but it turned out to be far more complicated that! All the windows have been refurbished and fitted with new glass and rubber seals.  The toilet compartment was totally rebuilt and extensive repairs have been carried out to the end panels on both sides of the corridor connecting doors. All the bodywork was then rubbed down and primered and the coach now looks resplendent in its shiny new ‘Blood & Custard’ livery. All being well, it will be back in service on the train any time soon.

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