15 July 2010
A few developments with the former Jarvis / Fastline fleet...
A number of auction viewings have taken place with a view to selling off former Jarvis / Fastline assets. As well as general equipment a number of Permaquip Platform Lifts were included at Shettleston and some small trolleys at Darlington.
We believe a number of their Platform Lifts are now also with Network Rail.
It appears all remaining stock at York has been marshalled into one line and moved to the former wagon works for removal by road as shown here and on 9th July DR 77320, DR 77328 and DR 78225 were all seen heading south on the M1. We are told that all ex-Fastline stock is moving to Hitchin for a viewing to potential buyers at a later date. We are told that stock at Guide Bridge, Slateford and Kilmarnock will also move here but the stock at Doncaster Marshgate and Nottingham Eastcroft will remain there. Certainly a recent report from Slateford seemed to suggest a lot of the usual machines were already missing so they may already have started to move?
New preservation purchase
Ultrasonic Bance trolley 098/00 has been purchased by Northumbria Rail and will shortly move to Longhoughton to join the other machines. It was sold from the Fastline fleet at Darlington Park Lane.
SBRail have repainted DR73904, and former Fastline-leased machines DR73940 and DR73941 into their new white livery as illustrated here - DR 73904 and here - DR 73940. Yellow DR 73109 has just received branding on its yellow livery as illustrated here
It is not yet known whether maroon DR 73110 will be repainted but it seems likely.
A lot of older machines previously owned by Fastline may not have a very bright future but two in particular will probably not be making their way into any auctions!
DR 78123 at Polmadie and DR 81533 at Willesden F Sidings are both almost certainly rusted to the spot and both quite possibly stranded in their current positions! What will happen to these two will be interesting to see!
This is still very much a fluid situation with last minute changes, sales and moves so any news or sightings appreciated below, thanks.
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