UPDATE: December 2022: 45149 has now been winterised, so has sufficient levels of anti-freeze to prevent burst pipes caused by the low temperatures, and has been drained of other fluids that could freeze and damage pipework. If freezing cold weather is prolonged then it may have to be put under protective sheeting.
Photo: 45149 in wintry conditions at Toddington on 14/12/22.
Following reassembly of the engine in D5343, the loco was successfully started for the first time on 17th September. Bodywork repairs are ongoing - see below. The decision was made at the CMDG AGM on 1st October, following a vote of shareholders, that the loco will be painted in a later version of the BR blue livery with yellow ends wrapped around the cab side windows and with BR TOPS number 26043.
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