15th May 2009
Sunderland tramcar No.16 has been lifted off its truck to enable various repairs to be undertaken, a thorough inspection to be carried out and the tyres to be re-profiled, these having worn flanges on account of this tram’s long fixed wheelbase. It will also be an opportunity to re-calibrate the springs and give the truck a deep clean. The wheelsets will be removed next week in readiness for turning, something that we have to contract out. The tram group are assisting with this work and are carrying out numerous extra jobs to fit No.16 for reliable future service. The body is resting on the jacks on Road 1, the depot lean-to.