The sale will see all the Class 20s, which were DRS’s first engines and have been with the company for over 25 years, sold, as well as a selection of their Class 37s, 57s, and MK2 coaches. There will also be a selection of Class 20, Class 57 and MK2 coach parts available to purchase.
This is the first in a series of locomotive sales which will see a further number of the Class 37s and Class 57s up for sale in the future.
Chris Connelly, NTS Deputy CEO and Rail Director, said: “This is an important first step for DRS as we look at our fleet and our plans for the future.
“The Class 20s are really special engine to us, having been with us from the start, but things move on and a modern, dynamic rail freight operator needs a modern fleet to match our ambitions.
“This is the first phase and there will be more Class 37s and some 57s offered in the future as we move towards our net carbon zero ambitions.”
Reported to be included the the sale are;
Class 20s – 20301, 20302, 20303, 20304, 20305, 20308, 20309 and 20312
Class 37s – 37606 and 37703
Class 57/3s – 57302 and 57311
MK2 Coaches – 5173, 5787, 5937 and 6064
More information available at the DRS website here.
The mammoth 4-day GB Railfreight charity railtour returns for 2021, and This Time It’s Personal!
A selection of traction will be used over the 4 days, including Class 59, Class 60, Class 69, Class 73/9, Class 86, Class 91 and more….. This is a true enthusiasts dream charter and all in support of https://prostatecancer.org
Starting at London Victoria on Thursday 2nd September, the tour takes in destinations such as Harwich International, Southampton Central, the WCML, West Highland Line to Oban, the ECML and finishing up at London Paddington on Sunday 5th September.
Keep an eye out for our admin team on board, plus your chance to win one of two Railcam goodie bags (amongst some superb prizes) as part of the onboard raffle…..
Schedules and Railcam camera pass times are as follows…….
THURSDAY 2nd SEPTEMBER
1Z21 London Victoria (09:45) to London Gateway Gbrf (12:09)