Direct Rail Services (DRS) is selling off heritage locomotives and carriages as it modernises its fleet.

DRS Class 20s No’s 20302 & 20312 at Sheffield with the RHTT working 3S14 Grimsby Town to Bridlington, 26th October 2016. © Jamie Rowley

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.