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    3 May 2003 - Vince

    Since this photo was taken, this vehicle has suffered from the local spray paint hooligans..

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    2 March 2007 - Christopher Fuller

    Does anyone know how long this GUV has been here at Ipswich upper yard for? I have remembered it there ever since childhood (1993).

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    3 March 2007 - Rich Mackin

    It was still there in September 2005, not been there since.

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    4 March 2007 - Ben Williams

    Oldest sighting I have is 1992. Still there October last year - presume it still is. I think it may still be used? Anyone confirm please?

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    4 March 2007 - Christopher Fuller

    Yes. You see it always whilst driving past it on Ranelagh Road. I am not sure if they still use it. I will have to contact EW&S (they own it) and find out more about it. Has anyone ever looked inside it?

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    4 March 2007 - John Randall

    Yes its still in use as a store and looking inside it would amount to trespassing!

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    4 March 2007 - Sam Burke

    It's been there since it was renumbered in 1991. I saw once too. Chris - get in there

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    5 March 2007 - Christopher Fuller

    I have contacted EWS for a permit to inspect the GUV. I will try and get some closeup pictures inside and out of the coach.

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    5 March 2007 - Chris Thorn

    Always a dangerous pastime reminding the railway of along forgotten assets existance. Chequebooks ready next stop Rotherham!

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    6 March 2007 - Christopher Fuller

    Well, my railway society, the Ipswich Dock Railway Preservation Society, will make sure that Rotherham don't get their hands on it. We will get there first (depending on cost!).

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    6 March 2007 - John Randall

    Which bit of still in use do you not get!

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    7 March 2007 - Christopher Fuller

    John, what i ment was IF EWS decided to scrap the GUV, my society would make sure that they don't because we would try and buy it (or my Granddad would because as i found out, after writing to Freightliner asking to buy a loco they are selling, no contracts can be signed to anyone under the age of 18.)

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    7 March 2007 - sam burke

    Christopher fuller shut up

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    7 March 2007 - Dave Shell (Northumbria Rail Ltd.)

    Lets end this on here now, if you want to talk about possibly preserving something - the forum is a better place for it (see link on home page). And C Fuller - I think you may want to do a bit more research as you'll find that thats not the only restriction EWS have.

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    8 March 2007 - Dave Carson

    Christopher Fuller: Here is another example of you being 'away with the fairies'. Most of us on this site are seasoned railwaymen with lots of service and experience. I have just 'retired' after 32 years with London Transport Executive/London Underground/Metronet Rail and just set up my own consultancy. Please try and stay away from this site until you actually know what you are talking about.

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    12 November 2007 - John Randall

    This vehicle has changed hands uses and as EWS are moving out of Parkeston and Norwich they now intend to use it for storage very shortly!

  • 13 December 2013 - Paul Cheesemore

    Went by there yesterday and couldnt see it - or do I need to go to bloody Specsavers again!!

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    12 February 2015 - Tony Mason

    I just managed to see the vehicle whilst on a train from Norwich.

    The best chance to view it if the yard is fairly empty i.e. no container trains in front of it

  • 30 January 2020 - Peter Hall

    I've been forwarded a report suggesting this was broken up on site on 29th January 2020. Perhaps someone local can confirm?