898 holds pride of place on this blog, being the header picture. However in recent weeks she has been suffering regular engine probs and it has been decided to give her a transplant from the long term VOR sister 897. So for the first time in months Chris drove 897 from Nu-Venture's storage facility to the workshop to have her engine removed. This will almost certainly the last journey 897 makes under her own steam. Chris has sent in pics of the process, including a pic of both 897 and 891 side by side in the workshop. 891 was in for MOT.
|897 about to make her final sacrificial journey|
|897 awaiting engine removal and 891 in the air undergoing MOT preparation|
|897 on the ramps ready for surgery|
|One engine extraction surgery complete|
|And there it is waiting to go in 898|
|Dart M64 VJO in Thames Transit Kidlington Cavalier livery|