railway news

March 2021

19 March 2021

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Detail

Eversholt Rail / Off Lease

321334

This ex Greater Anglia unit has now been confirmed for a conversion project. Eversholt plan to convert the unit to a parcels train capable of 100mph running whilst carrying up to 12 tonne of parcels

Greater Anglia

321349 / 321366

Both of these units had previously been sent off lease by GA and both have now been transferred from Clacton to Sims Metal at Newport Docks for scrapping

Greater Anglia

720561

Another of the new fleet to be completed at Derby Litchurch Lane and this unit has now transferred to Wembley where it will remain in storage until testing commences

London North Eastern Railway

91132

Having been involved in both the Hatfield and Great Heck rail accidents, this loco's unfortunate life reaches a conclusion as it has now been transferred from Doncaster to Sims Metals at Nottingham, where it will be scrapped. This is the first of the Class 91 to find itself in a scrap yard but others are due to follow in due course....

Private Owner

60086

This loco has now transferred from Leeming Bar on the Wensleydale Railway to Shires Removals and Storage at Kinsley in Yorkshire