Another refurbished coach has been rolled out by the team in the LWR’s carriage & wagon workshops.
Over the past year this Mk II TSO (Tourist Second Open) Coach No. 5158 has undergone a major refurbishment internally, including a complete rebuild of the toilet compartments. While externally, all the windows have been refitted with new glass and seals, major repairs have been carried out on the end panels and corridor connections. All the bodywork was rubbed down, primered and repainted in the new blood and custard livery.
Removing the coach from the workshops involved a major shunting operation and stock movements so that work can begin on the next project, which is the refurbishment of another Mk II TSO No. 5154, known as ‘Clan Fraser’.