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Northamptonshire Ironstone Railway Trust

Hunsbury Hill Road, Camp Hill, Northampton NN4 9UW. Tel: 01604 702 031

02 Nov 2017

Running boards

Submitted by Carl Hinton

The next step in our renovation is to replace the full length running boards. We want to do this before the roof repairs as it will give us something to stand on whilst replacing the roof. HubsThese were removed when the boggies were replaced some years ago; as the replacement wheels were somewhat wider than the old ones.

24 Oct 2017

It starts

Submitted by Carl Hinton

Refurbishment always has to start somewhere, and the exposed verandah floors seemed like a really good place to start.

15 Oct 2017

Bauxite paint

Submitted by Carl Hinton

Our desire is to restore brakevan 950061 to its original livery. When it was completed 29th October 1952 in the Derby works it would have been painted bauxite. The historic composition of this paint is given below.