Progress reports:
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DateSummary
November & December 2016 Restoration of D8233 continues.
September & October 2016 Restoration of D8233 continues.
August & September 2016 Restoration of D8233 continues.
22-24 July 2016 Restoration of D8233 continues.
23/24 April 2016 Restoration of D8233 continues.
16 April 2016 Restoration of D8233 continues.
09 April 2016 Restoration of D8233 continues.
03 April 2016 Restoration of D8233 continues.
27 March 2016 Restoration of D8233 continues.
20 March 2016 Work on the short nose
27 February 2016 Restoration of D8233 continues.
20 February 2016 Restoration of D8233 continues.
10-11 December 2015 Restoration of D8233 continues.
29 November 2015 Restoration of D8233 continues.
24-25 October 2015 Restoration of D8233 continues.
12-16 October 2015 Restoration of D8233 continues.
10-11 October 2015 Restoration of D8233 continues.
03-04 October 2015 Restoration of D8233 continues.
19-20 September 2015 Restoration of D8233 continues.
12 September 2015 Restoration of D8233 continues.
05-06 September 2015 Restoration of D8233 continues.
08 August 2015 Restoration of D8233 continues.
July 2015 Restoration of D8233 continues.
04-05 July 2015 Restoration of D8233 continues.
27 June 2015 Restoration of D8233 continues.
06 June 2015 Restoration of D8233 continues.
30 May 2015 Restoration of D8233 continues.
02 May 2015 Restoration of D8233 continues.
25 April 2015 Restoration of D8233 continues.
18 April 2015 Restoration of D8233 continues.
04 April 2015 Restoration of D8233 continues.
21-22 March 2015 Restoration of D8233 continues.
14-15 March 2015 Restoration of D8233 continues.
21 February 2015 Restoration of D8233 continues.
14-15 February 2015 Restoration of D8233 continues.
31 January - 1st February 2015 Restoration of D8233 continues.
24-25 January 2015 Restoration of D8233 continues.
02-04 January 2015 Restoration of D8233 continues.
12-13 December 2014 Restoration of D8233 continues.
06 December 2014 Restoration of D8233 continues.
15 November 2014 Restoration of D8233 continues.
01 November 2014 Restoration of D8233 continues.
18 October 2014 Restoration of D8233 continues.
27-28 September 2014 Restoration of D8233 continues.
13-14 September 2014 Restoration of D8233 continues.
29-31 August 2014 Restoration of D8233 continues.
26 July 2014 Restoration of D8233 continues.
07 June 2014 Restoration of D8233 continues.
April-May 2014 Restoration of D8233 continues.
07 February 2014 Restoration of D8233 continues.
14 January 2014 Restoration of D8233 continues.
13 August 2013 Restoration of D8233 continues.
April / May Restoration of D8233 continues.
13-14 & 16 April Restoration of D8233 continues.
02-03 March 2013 Restoration of D8233 continues.
23 February 2013 Restoration of D8233 continues.
16-17 February 2013 Restoration of D8233 continues.
09 February 2013 Restoration of D8233 continues.
25-26 January 2013 A new store room
05 January 2013 Restoration of D8233 continues.
01-02 December 2012 Restoration of D8233 continues.
24 November 2012 Restoration of D8233 continues.
10 November 2012 Restoration of D8233 continues.
04 November 2012 Restoration of D8233 continues.
20-21 October 2012 More work on the vacuum system
06-14 October 2012 Restoration of the vacuum system
25 August 2012 Restoration of D8233 continues.
11-12 August 2012 Restoration of D8233 continues.
28-29 July 2012 Restoration of D8233 continues.
15 July 2012 Restoration of D8233 continues.
07 July 2012 Restoration of D8233 continues.
16-17 June 2012 Restoration of D8233 continues.
04 June 2012 Restoration of D8233 continues.
12 May 2012 Restoration of D8233 continues.
28 April 2012 Restoration of D8233 continues.
14 April 2012 Restoration of D8233 continues.
30 March 2012 Restoration of D8233 continues.
03 March 2012 Restoration of D8233 continues.
11 December 2011 Restoration of D8233 continues.
29-30 October 2011 Restoration of D8233 continues.
10-11 September 2001 Restoration of D8233 continues.
09 September 2011 A set of bogies are acquired.
06-07 August 2011 Restoration of D8233 continues.
30 July 2011 Restoration of D8233 continues.
23-24 July 2011 Restoration of D8233 continues.
09-10 July 2011 Restoration of D8233 continues.
04-07 July 2011 July Working Week
02 July 2011 D8233 moves under cover.
25-26 June 2011 Restoration of D8233 continues.
11 June 2011 Restoration of D8233 continues.
18-19 December 2010 Restoration of D8233 continues.
13-14 November 2010 Lifting Weekend
06-07 November 2010 AGM Weekend
23-24 October 2010 Restoration of D8233 continues.
October 2010 Two exhausters overhauled
25-26 September 2010 Restoration of D8233 continues.
31 July & 1 August Restoration of D8233 continues.
18-20 June 2010 Engine Start Up !
05-06 June 2010 Preparation for engine start
22-23 May 2010 Preparation for engine start
08-09 May 2010 Preparation for engine start
20-24 April 2010 Rebuilding the engine exhaust system.
19 April 2010 Installation of overhauled generators.
17-18 April 2010 Preparation to install overhauled generators.
23-24 March 2010 Cab and nose end return from the shotblasters.
13-15 March 2010 Cab Removal.
13-14 February 2010 Preparations to remove the cab.
30-31 January 2010 Restoration of D8233 continues.
12-13 December 2009 Restoration of D8233 continues.
14-15 November 2009 AGM Weekend.
10-11 October 2009 Preparation to remove the Cab.
12-13 September 2009 Restoration of D8233 continues.
15-16 August 2009 Restoration of D8233 continues.
01-02 August 2009 Restoration of D8233 continues.
17-18 July 2009 Restoration of D8233 continues.
20-21 June 2009 Restoration of D8233 continues.
June 2009 Rebuilding of Traction Motor Blower #1.
23-24 May 2009 Restoration of D8233 continues.
9 May 2009 Restoring the bodyside doors.
25-26 April 2009 Restoration of D8233 continues.
11-12 April 2009 Restoration of D8233 continues.
28-30 March 2009 Restoration of D8233 continues.
14-15 March 2009 Restoration of the cab starts.
28 February - 1 March 2009 Restoration of D8233 continues.
14 February 2009 Restoration of D8233 continues.
31 January-1 February 2009 Restoration of D8233 continues.
13-14 December 2008 Restoration of D8233 continues.
28th November-1st December 2008 Refitting bodyside doors & AGM.
08-09 November 2008 Restoration of D8233 continues.
25-26 October 2008 Restoration of D8233 continues.
15 October 2008 Generator taken for overhaul.
04-05 October 2008 Restoration of D8233 continues.
19-21 September 2008 Restoration of D8233 continues.
06-07 September 2008 Restoration of D8233 continues.
23 August 2008 Restoration of D8233 continues.
09-10 August 2008 Restoration of D8233 continues.
19-20 July 2008 Restoration of D8233 continues.
02 July 2008 Shunt D8233 back into position at Baron Street.
08-10 May 2008 Attempted engine start up.
12-13 April 2008 Complete cooler group and prepare engine for start up.
28-29 March 2008 Complete water and oil system. Prepare engine for start up.
28 February 2008 Fitting the fan drive shaft.
22 February 2008 Work concentrating on the cooler group.
09-10 February 2008 Work on the getting the engine ready for start up continues.
04-05 February 2008 Work concentrating on the cooler group.
26-27 January 2008 Work on the getting the engine ready for start up continues.
12-13 January 2008 Work on the engine and associated pipework.
17-18 November 2007 Re-assembly of the cooler group continues.
20-21 October 2007 The new power unit is craned into D8233
15-19 October 2007 Cleaning and painting engine bay.
12-14 October 2007 The old power unit is lifted out.
23-24 September 2007 Restoration of D8233 & preparing for power unit lift.
08-09 September 2007 Preparing D8233 for power unit lift.
28 August 2007 Fan & Fan Drive returned after overhaul.
04-05 August 2007 Re-assembly of the cooler group continues.
21-27 July 2007 Working Week.
16 & 17 June 2007 Re-assembly of the cooler group continues.
02 & 03 June 2007 Re-assembly of the cooler group continues.
26 & 27 May 2007 Re-assembly of the cooler group begins.
15 & 16 May 2007 Restoration of D8233 continues.
28 & 29 April 2007 Restoration of D8233 continues.
21 April 2007 Replacement traction motor bearings arrive at Bury.
01-02 April 2007 Restoration of D8233 continues.
31 March 2007 Oil priming pump overhaul completed.
17 & 18 March 2007 Restoration of D8233 continues.
24 & 25 February 2007 A new tarpaulin to protect D8233.
03rd & 04th February 2007 Restoration of D8233 continues.
14 January 2007 Restoration of D8233 continues.
09 & 10 December 2006 Restoration of D8233 continues.
11 & 12 November 2006 Restoration of D8233 continues.
10 November 2006 Replacement electrical components sourced.
14th & 15th October 2006 Stripping down D8233.
23rd & 24th September 2006 Stripping down D8233.
19th & 20th August 2006 Stripping down D8233.
05th & 06th August 2006 Stripping down D8233.
02 August 2006 Overhauled fan drive gearbox is delivered.
01 August 2006 A new power unit is secured.
22nd & 23rd July 2006 Stripping down D8233.
10th & 11th June 2006 Stripping down D8233.
02 June 2006 Replacement power controllers sourced.
27th & 28th May 2006 Stripping down D8233.
13th & 14th May 2006 Stripping down D8233.
22nd & 23rd April 2006 Stripping down D8233.
08th & 09th April 2006Stripping down D8233.
18th & 19th March 2006 Stripping down D8233 begins.
10th February 2006 D8233 on the move.
14th January 2006 Preparing to move D8233 to its new location.