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News - November update

28 November 2007 - thanks to Dave Denton, Alex Betteney, Peter Hall, Neville Lee, Simon Bendall, Keith Gunner, Martin Barnsdall, John Hall for this article

Slowly getting back to normal...

Disposals
977247 & 977301 - Scrapped on site at East Kent Light Railway.

977724 - Scrapped on site at Dean Forest Railway.

Booths list of cut dates:
042195 (ex Immingham) - Cut w/e 13/10/07
975723 - Cut w/e 20/10/07
975413 (ex Duddeston ) - Cut w/e 27/10/07
042233 also from Immingham is still present as of late November. 975413 was the runner wagon to ballast cleaner 76217 that has languished at Duddeston for many, many years.

Movements
ADE320797 to Kirkby Stephen East Station.

68008 to East Kent Light Railway from Coventry.

6356 & 6357 moved from Coalville to Chaddesden Sidings, Derby on Nov. 14th and then continued onto Long Marston for further storage on Nov. 19th.

977989 & 889400 (with DR78901) have been recently noted stored at MOD Bicester.

Stored generator vans 96371 - 96375 were moved from North Pole International to Wembley Traincare Depot at the beginning of November.

Other news
68504 & 68505 are now at Barrow Hill for conversion into more De-icing units.

6261 & 977983 received a coat of yellow paint over the summer but this hadn't been previously reported here.

Long term resident in the bushes at Saltley, Birmingham - tank 022285 - has been finally extracted and was seen awaiting disposal at the beginning of November.

For sale
Network Rail have advertised a number of items for sale recently:

"B&R support coaches - various - serviceable but in need of overhaul - expressions of interest over 1k each. (No numbers available.)

Class 101 DMU - Iris - note asbestos implications - serviceable but in need of overhaul - expressions of interest over 15k. (977693 & 977694)

Class 121 DMU - Pandora - note asbestos implications - serviceable but in need of overhaul - expressions of interest over 25k. (977859)

Network Rail Inspection/former GM saloon "AMANDA" painted number 999506 - excellent condition - mainline certified but due overhaul Nov 2007 - sold as seen (without nameplates) - reserve price 30,000, informal bids/ expressions of interest in excess of this figure please.

Former de-icing intermediate trailer car painted number 977870 - fair condition - un-registered sold as seen.

Former sandite intermediate trailer car painted number 977364 - fair condition - un-registered sold as seen."

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