DR 76217

6 May 2007 - thanks to Roy Hennefer for this article

This has been dumped at Duddeston for nearly 15 years. At the end of April 2007 the scrap man finally arrived...

This now leaves DR76216 at Guide Bridge as the sole survivor of it's class. But for how long?...

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  • Phil Scott

    Phil Scott

    What sort of condition is DR76216 in?

  • Vince /// ontrackplant.com avatar

    Vince /// ontrackplant.com Website editor

    Not sure - don't really get many reports from that way. Heck, it could even be scrapped.

    Someone must know though...

  • Phil Scott

    Phil Scott

    Fastline now own at least 3 unique survivors....

    76216

    77402

    77701

    I wonder if anyone approached them, if they would be willing to donate any of them (or sell at a reduced cost) to preservation?

  • Roy Hennefer

    Roy Hennefer

    More pix at http://roy-hennefer.fotopic.net/c848030.html

  • Roy Hennefer

    Roy Hennefer

    No more cutting has taken place since last Friday.

  • Vince /// ontrackplant.com avatar

    Vince /// ontrackplant.com Website editor

    It seems my article was slightly premature!

    Phil - you mean "four" - don't forget 77601! I'd dearly love to save some of these rare machines, but funds dictacte otherwise :( I think we need to sell about a billion calendars before we can afford the transport on something on that size.

    And further to my comment about 76216 - I got a photo today and it's still intact. I'll put it on site soon...

  • Ben Williams avatar

    Ben Williams Editor

    er - dont you mean five? 98404 ;)

  • Vince /// ontrackplant.com avatar

    Vince /// ontrackplant.com Website editor

    This could go on forever. How about 75001, 75203, 78123(can't remember if this is Fastline owned), 78206, 79105 and probably loads more...

  • Roy Hennefer

    Roy Hennefer

    Went past today for the first time in two weeks and a little more cutting appears to have taken place, but not much.

  • Roy Hennefer

    Roy Hennefer

    Went passed today for the first time since the 1st June and no further cutting has taken place.

  • Vince /// ontrackplant.com avatar

    Vince /// ontrackplant.com Website editor

    I think I was slightly premature with this article - oops! Ah well, it's better than no news at all...

  • Steve Washbourne

    Steve Washbourne

    Passed 76217 on the 18th October at 17:00 whereby a road crane was preparing to lift onto a low-loader. Does anybody know where to?

    When passing this morning, no sign of 76217.

  • Nick Tompkin avatar

    Nick Tompkin

    Interestingly, the match wagon for this machine, 975413 has arrived at Booths, Rotherham over the last week. Did the remains of DR76217 move there too?

  • Nick Tompkin avatar

    Nick Tompkin

    To answer my own question, the answer appears to be "yes".

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