The stripped 4-wheel ex-WD chassis loaded on a lorry on its way to Coastground of Yarmouth, where it is to be grit-blasted and primed – along with the wheelsets, coupling assemblies, brake gear and springs. After this it will travel to Peggs of Aldeburgh to be cut up (ready for re-assembly at our workshop) into its new wider and shorter configuration. The wheels will be fitted on new, longer axles and the transformed chassis will form the basis of a replica of one of the original Southwold Railway covered vans. This will contain an independent braking system to run with the restored tram carriage and all future stock we may acquire.
4-wheel chassis progress