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Who could provide diesel locomotive contract restoration?

Discussion in 'Diesel & Electric Traction' started by stumpytrain, May 30, 2011.

  1. stumpytrain

    stumpytrain New Member

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    Hello,

    Well the question is in the title really! Who could provide diesel locomotive contract restoration? I'm looking for a BR Class 08 fully restored complete with vacuum braking. Any suggestions or offers would be appreciated!

    Cheers,
    Alex
     
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    The Saggin' Dragon Part of the furniture Staff Member Moderator

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    Rather depends what you want to pay and what sort of job you want doing. There are a number of commercial firms (such as HNRC) that would do the job for you. Also the SRPS Diesel Group have been known to carry out contract jobs and doubtless others would be willing to tender.
     
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    Andrew Goodman - Moveright International limited is selling his 08 (08881)...complete and a runner but as a faulty Auxiliary Generator. I remember it running on the Pontypool and Blaenavon Railway only recently? or was it last year? (time goes too quick!).....and it performed faultlessly when i sampled it.

    http://moverightinternational.com/html/for_sale.html

    Adam
     
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    Wasn't that 08927 not 881?
     
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    Quite right!...D4157 or 08927 in new money!
     
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    Hi all,

    Thank you for your replies. There's a lot of options to chose from and having an idea of what can be done is really appreciated.

    Cheers,

    Alex
     
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    Rail Restorations North East in Shildon is another one.... doing a quality job with the class 25 there if you want to see the standard of work done....
     
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    Hi David,

    Thank you for your suggestion. I contacted Rail Restorations but sadly they don't have the facilities to undertake this work. Thanks once again, keeps those suggestions coming!

    Alex
     
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    How about:

    Boden Rail Engineering, Washwood Heath

    LH Group Services, Barton-under-Needwood, Staffs

    Great Eastern Traction, Great Hardingham, Norfolk

    (I have no connection to any of the above)
     
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    Which class 25 is that please?
     
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    25313 from Wensleydale? I heard the cabs were being dispatched there for major attention. An image of the first one completed (after refitting) is here.
     
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    Yes, would agree that Boden Rail Engineering would be worth a shot. Neil Boden has an excellent reputation for his work and has been working on a few '08s' and '09s' recently, so has form for the type of work you want doing. HNRC is another that has an excellent reputation, but I think they also have a bulging order book with other contract work. Plenty of places to do the work for those that have the cash. Good luck with it.
     

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