CLASS 50 No. 50017 Royal Oak has been acquired by the Great Central Railway (GCR) from Boden Rail, Eastcroft, Nottingham. This followed a few days when the loco’s future was in doubt, with various means of disposal being considered, including dismantling for spares. A sale fell through in late-January, and as funds and space were required…
DEMOLITION of the former Alstom factory at Washwood Heath began in late-February. The site was previously used by Metro-Cammell, and was where the majority of Virgin ‘Pendolino’ trains were completed. Redevelopment of the site – located at the centre of the HS2 network – is in excess of 110,000 sq m, and will permit the…
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