This blog aims to follow the restoration of SRJ No. 16, later SJ No.33, by the Roslagsbanans Veterantågsforeningen in Stockholm, as well as our ongoing maintenance of a vintage train on the Roslagsbanan. This is a personal view of our activities, the official site of our group (in Swedish) is linked above.

Please note: all pictures on this blog are taken by me unless otherwise stated, and are copyright. If you wish to use them elsewhere, please contact me.

Wednesday, 27 January 2016

Holes and floors, a radiator and a special

We found two almost identical holes beneath the end doors on 33 that led into the gap between the double floor.  We are not sure of they were meant to be there, but we certainly didn't want them ...

... so we plugged them.

Inside, the floor of B-end cab shows why.  The lighter groove behind the door strip is where Bengt has dug out the rotten oak.  He then made a couple of inserts (one can be seen to the right of the door) that were then glued and screwed into place.

Then he laid new floorboards leaving this area ready for new hardboard and lino.

Over on the operating set, Soren was replacing a radiator on No.37.  I presume one of the drivers compained it was not working during the pre-Christmas specials ...   Still, 78 years from a heater is not bad going!

No. 35 is going out on a charter this Sunday and the request was for tables.  So Micke set up the tables and gave the interior a good clean.  Elsewhere I continued painting the ceiling of No.33 while Henrik was painting the luggage racks.

All the best from Stockholm, George!

Thursday, 14 January 2016

'twas a dark and stormy night ...

Yep, winter is finally here! With most people however back from Christmas and  New Year celebrations / holidays, it was business as usual with us at Stockholms Östra.

It was however nice and warm in our shed.  The flooring guys had got as far as B-end cab, but when they lifted the old flooring they found the boards underneath in pretty poor condition in the centre, so the decision was made to replace them.  You can see how the floor is constructed here, with a double skin of boards filled with what looks like it was sawdust as insulation in between.

Soren was busy renovating these battery racks.  I think these hold the cells for the emergency lighting

Micke was cleaning up and straightening out some brackets, there must have been about 50 years worth of paint, varnish and crud on this one!

Someone even managed to get ahold of my camera and catch me doing some work!  Final coat of gloss going on the A-end saloon ceiling.

Best regards from a chilly Stockholm, George!