14th April 2009
John Young and I popped up to a firm in Haltwhistle geared up to carrying out restoration of railway vehicles. Two of the Bowes arson damaged wagons are here for restoration by Stanegate Restoration and Replicas. The first photo is of the Bowes wagon restoration projects at Springwell, the nearest wagon being the reel wagon seen earlier in this blog. The next image is the two arson damaged wagons at Stanegate’s workshops in Haltwhistle.
Also on site was the newly completed body for a replica Welsh Highland Railway carriage, destined for the vintage train being assembled to run on the 2ft gauge railway in North Wales. The standard of work is superb and the team are to congratulated on meeting the tight deadline for this – it is due to leave for assembly onto its bogies tomorrow!