Fastline Disposals (June 2008)
17 June 2008 - thanks to The Fastline Insider for this article
Quite a few Fastline machines have been sent abroad recently, with more to follow...
Back in March, 76307 and 77318 were sent to Poland.
At the beginning of May, long term resident of the former Rugby Carriage Sidings 77701 has been sent to work in North Africa. It has been sold to a company called AVANTGARDE and leased to ASTALDI. It left the country 5th May 2008
More recently, 73305 & 73429 have departed Harwich by boat on saturday June 14th. Destination of these two is Egypt for a company called HIFUSI. 76313 from Bristol and/or 77326 at Hitchin are perhaps also heading the same way although this is unconfirmed at present.
73501 has been sold to a track maintenance company in Italy. This has not yet left the country.
73104 has moved to Bristol after many years of storage at LH Barton under Needwood. Could this also be being prepared for export?
As part of the demolition of the old Exmouth Junction depot, cutting began on long term resident 73235 by the local contractor. However this later stopped as componants are to be recovered before cutting is completed.
It is also rumoured that cutting may soon recommence at York to dispose of the redundant machines there. Watch this space!
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