If you register, you can do a lot more. And become an active part of our growing community. You'll have access to hidden forums, and enjoy the ability of replying and starting conversations.

DMU available from scrapman

Discussion in 'Heritage Railways & Centres in the UK' started by Christopher125, Mar 13, 2011.

  1. Christopher125

    Christopher125 Member

    Joined:
    Nov 30, 2005
    Messages:
    2,764
    Likes Received:
    461
    Location:
    Isle of Wight
    Reposted from WNXX - a damaged, but seemingly very restorable 115 has been sold by the Barry railway to the scrapman EMR, who would like to see it saved. Im sure there must be several railways who'd be interested.

    --------------------

    Three-car class 115 from the Barry Railway has been bought for scrap

    The full thread from 1st - gen Yahoo Group http://finance.groups.yahoo.com/group/1st-gen/
    with links to messages (you will need to join group as there are NO public archives)

    From: evangreenhughes
    Subject: [1st-gen] DMU for sale
    To: 1st-gen(at)yahoogroups.com
    Date: Friday, 11 March, 2011, 19:46

    http://finance.groups.yahoo.com/group/1st-gen/message/2499

    I have just been told that the three-car class 115 from the Barry Railway has been bought by scrap dealers EMR.

    The three vehicles are believed to be
    51655
    http://www.cs.vintagecarriagestrust.org/se/CarriageInfo.asp?Ref=3010
    59664
    http://www.cs.vintagecarriagestrust.org/se/CarriageInfo.asp?Ref=3099
    51677
    http://www.cs.vintagecarriagestrust.org/se/CarriageInfo.asp?Ref=3013

    and were in reasonable condition when last seen.

    EMR are willing to sell these, either individually or as a job lot. They can't be stolen as the price of scrap is so high at the moment but EMR are keen to have them preserved. There are also some DMU bogies but no info as yet as to what they are from.

    The set is still at Barry but is due to go to the yard within the next week, if a quick sale can be agreed transport could be direct to the new owners.

    Anyone interested to ring Phil at EMR on 07970 082787 as quickly as possible.

    Please PM me if you need any more info.

    Evan Green-Hughes

    PS Is there anyone in the area who can identify what the bogies are from? They are currently "in the bushes" I am told.

    From: COLIN SLOANE
    Subject: Re: [1st-gen] DMU for sale
    To: 1st-gen(at)yahoogroups.com
    Date: Saturday, 12 March, 2011, 10:29

    http://finance.groups.yahoo.com/group/1st-gen/message/2505

    HI
    The bogies are from class 101 and are all with final drives. One has had the sliding dog etc taken out and used to repair another unit.

    From: Steve Jones
    Subject: [1st-gen] Re: DMU for sale
    To: 1st-gen(at)yahoogroups.com
    Date: Saturday, 12 March, 2011, 10:45

    http://finance.groups.yahoo.com/group/1st-gen/message/2506

    I live local to this set (1 street over) unfortunatly I would not be able to identify what bogies they are.

    As for the DMU set it has has heat damage from a fire last year, the appear to of damaged paint work on the 2nd mans side of the lead car around the first window area and cab door, altough no glass was broken due to the heat, there could well be a little somke damage (smell) inside. the unit is proberbly very damp inside as during the winter there were several drop light left open and the van doors left open. This set has worked in preservation. I can get some pictures of the damage side from a public place if anyone wants some

    Steve Jones


    -------------

    Hopefully she'll receive a last minute reprieve even if its only bought for spares.

    Chris
     
  2. SpudUk

    SpudUk Member

    Joined:
    Feb 5, 2009
    Messages:
    1,588
    Likes Received:
    288
    Gender:
    Male
    Occupation:
    Project Manager
    Location:
    Wales
    Heritage Railway Volunteer:
    Yes I am an active volunteer
    I'll chip in
     
  3. vikingsmb

    vikingsmb New Member

    Joined:
    Aug 6, 2007
    Messages:
    28
    Likes Received:
    0
    I'll Chip in with £15 :)
    for the DMU
     
  4. Christopher125

    Christopher125 Member

    Joined:
    Nov 30, 2005
    Messages:
    2,764
    Likes Received:
    461
    Location:
    Isle of Wight
  5. dman-lewis

    dman-lewis New Member

    Joined:
    Sep 2, 2008
    Messages:
    399
    Likes Received:
    16
    Gender:
    Male
    Occupation:
    Trainee CAD Draftsman
    Location:
    Norwich
  6. ADB968008

    ADB968008 Guest

    Buying it is the easy part.. question is... is there a home for it.
     
  7. Coboman

    Coboman New Member

    Joined:
    Jul 27, 2010
    Messages:
    534
    Likes Received:
    3
    Location:
    GNR Outpost
    looks like its just been painted! and the interior looks like it was good to. What I cannot understand is why was it left with windows open? had it just been abandoned by everybody on the railway?
     
  8. alfredroberts

    alfredroberts New Member

    Joined:
    Feb 25, 2009
    Messages:
    133
    Likes Received:
    0
  9. 21B

    21B Part of the furniture

    Joined:
    Sep 2, 2009
    Messages:
    1,770
    Likes Received:
    2,423
    I can find you a home.....the problem is having a group willing to get it back up to scratch and keep it that way. If that group is out there, I'd like to hear from them, because the home is actually not an issue.
     
  10. chaulender

    chaulender New Member

    Joined:
    May 16, 2009
    Messages:
    38
    Likes Received:
    78
    It seems criminal that resored stock is sold for scrap, when it must have value to heritage railways, especially the more recent start-ups with little current motive power or stock.

    Was this DMU properly advertisied for sale anywhere before being sold for scrap? Are there any websites used for advertising heritage rail stock for sale (or wanted)? If not, could this forum have a "for sale/wanted" category to create greater awareness of surplus stock, to avoid risk of scrappage? With heritage rolling stock and motive power owned by hundreds of different groups and individuals, surely there's need for such a 'marketplace' (maybe there is one and I just don't know it, though I haven't been able to find anything like that through a Google search).
     
  11. Shaggy

    Shaggy Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Mar 5, 2009
    Messages:
    1,983
    Likes Received:
    1,433
    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    72B
    Heritage Railway Volunteer:
    No I do not currently volunteer
    A couple that spring to mind: http://www.carservicesukltd.com/ and http://moverightinternational.com/html/for_sale.html

    Then of course there is also: http://www.wnxx.com/forsale/index.htm
     

Share This Page