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Album - Palmerston Repainting 2015

Palmerston was dismantled in the Summer of 2015 for obligatory ten year boiler inspection.

Reassembly was a tight timetable to be ready for service at the Victorian Weekend at the beginning of October. The previous paintwork, applied in 1993, was pretty tired and damaged.

For the Victorian Weekend, Palmerston returned to service in unlined red livery. Following that, it was back to work and applying the lining followed by varnishing.

Here are a selection of photos (including many of the paintwork preparation from Christian Roehn) showing the final product.

First runs in 1993 in unlined livery
First runs in 1993 in unlined livery
After repainting, 1993 Vintage Weekend
After repainting, 1993 Vintage Weekend
In 2013 with Princess
In 2013 with Princess
Rubbing down commences
Rubbing down commences
Paintwork preparation
Paintwork preparation
The tender front
The tender front
Palmerston preparations
Palmerston preparations
The dust levels are raised
The dust levels are raised
Rubbing down after initial coats
Rubbing down after initial coats
Rubbing down
Rubbing down
The weather co-operates
The weather co-operates
And back into the paint shop
And back into the paint shop
Initial painting
Initial painting
First coats
First coats
Complete and ready for action
Complete and ready for action
Completed and being prepared for the Victorian Weekend
Completed and being prepared for the Victorian Weekend
Being lit up
Being lit up
In action at the Victorian Weekend
In action at the Victorian Weekend
Tender lining out work
Tender lining out work
A close up of the cab lining
A close up of the cab lining
The tags by the artists
The tags by the artists
And the completed article
And the completed article
On Boston Lodge curve
On Boston Lodge curve
The smokebox complete with replica lamp
The smokebox complete with replica lamp
Palmerston
Palmerston
The cab with Snowdon's peak visible
The cab with Snowdon's peak visible
Alongside the wall at Boston Lodge
Alongside the wall at Boston Lodge
Palmerston
Palmerston
From the front
From the front