58022 is currently being stripped after which the chassis will be lifted from its bogies by a crane, which will then flip the chassis upside down and lay it on our Sturgeon wagon. The approach of using a wagon was selected because he chassis must remain mobile within Wirksworth yard.
The class 58 design does not have a central pivoting point on which the bogie swivels, so a design has been formulated to create one suitable for the EM2 bogies. Once this design is approved independently, we can refurbish the chassis and add the necessary features.
Estimated cost: £60,000
The bogies require complete overhaul including re profiling of the tyres, fitting of stronger suspension springs, modification of the braking system.
We can create a rolling chassis before the springs and braking system have been attended to.
The final task is to fit six overhauled traction motors. The estimated cost for the traction motors is up to £20,000 each. We will know more accurately when we remove the one in worst condition for evaluation.
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