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Rolling Stock For Sale

Discussion in 'Heritage Rolling Stock' started by steamwife, Dec 18, 2007.

  1. Wagoniester

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    I think that was edited in later - a screenshot I sent to someone shows it wasn't part of the original post.
     
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    Apparently the Mid-Norfolk Railway has suddenly put up for sale their entire rake of MK2s in Blue/Grey.
    From the screenshot I’ve seen of the advert, they’re in generally good condition but have been out of use for a few years.
     
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    Latest traction ads appeared this morning.
    In addition to the MNR stock clearout, the EMU Buffet stored at Epping for the EPB group is up for sale, along with two Bagnalls and some other odds and ends.
    I note that Glenfield has also disappeared from its long-term spot...

    TRACTION DOC No 67 copy (tractionads.co.uk)
     
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    Or a membership who elect a board of Trustees to run the railway on their behalf and then want to micro-manage every board decision? Surely not! ;)

    Being serious, probably a bit of both. It does show the importance though of having a clear strategic vision of what you wish to achieve long term; and also having documented acquisitions and disposals policies.

    Tom
     
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    To be fair, the MNR selling that set is much like the bluebell selling 6575 - there’s history in that set as well as practical value.


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    We are digressing (as ever :)) but it’s been 10 years since I’ve moved to Cambridge and had the Mid Norfolk on the doorstep, compared to how things were not that long ago, how do I put this?
    Things don’t seem to be as rosy as they were a few years ago, and it’s interesting to see that the turntable’s potentially up for sale as well.
    There’s a lot of potential there things just seem to have gone a little off kilter recently.
     
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    I suspect MNR like many railways have taken something of a kicking over the last couple of years financially . They may be the most apparent having to take difficult decisions but watch this space for plenty more
     
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    The manner of some of their publicity suggests that money may not be the only issue in play.
     
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    So who in the current economic climate is likely to be in the market for mk2 coaches?
    Or to put it another way, the problem with selling off the family silver during a depression is that you are unlikely to get a good price for it.
     
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