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  • New Stadler diesel locos for Bolivia taking shape

    New Stadler diesel locos for Bolivia taking shape

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    STADLER is building three metre-gauge, six-axle diesel locos for Bolivian freight operator FCA. The loco’s design – known as the ‘South America Light’ – is based on the earlier Euro Light model (supplied to DRS as the Class 68).  The three locos will be moved by sea this summer to the Chilean end of the…

  • Spa Valley ‘Crompton’ replaces ‘Deltic’ at North Norfolk gala

    Spa Valley ‘Crompton’ replaces ‘Deltic’ at North Norfolk gala

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    CLASS 33 No. 33063 R.J. Mitchell will visit the North Norfolk Railway’s June 14-16 mixed traction gala in place of Class 55 No. 55009 Alycidon, following its failure while working on the main line on March 3 (RM April, p98).  The ‘33’ appears courtesy of the South East Locomotive Group, and is making a rare appearance away…

  • First Class 313 is sent for scrap as ‘717’ use increases

    First Class 313 is sent for scrap as ‘717’ use increases

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    GOVIA Thameslink sent its first Great Northern route Class 313 for scrap on April 8.   Angel Trains-owned set No. 313026 was dispatched to Sims Metals Newport behind DRS Class 57 No. 57312 on long-term hire to Rail Operations Group. The following day, set No. 313050 was sent to C F Booth for disposal, with a third set…

  • Class 88s visit Great Eastern Main Line

    Class 88s visit Great Eastern Main Line

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    DRS Class 88 Nos. 88007 Electra and 88008 Ariadne made a rare visit to the Great Eastern Main Line on January 18. The pair worked from Willesden Brent Sidings to Ipswich (East Suffolk Jct) having come south from Crewe Gresty Bridge the previous day. The visit was in connection with filming as part of the…

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