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GBRf wants more '73s', but plans on hold

Caledonian Sleeper 73966 waits at Fort William on May 31, with the 1950 to London Euston. This is one of six Class 73/9s hired to CS by GB Railfreight, and was rebuilt from preserved 73005. The latter is interested in rebuilding more of its ‘73s’ with new engines, but requires the sufficient work. On the right is West Coast Railways 37518. PHIL METCALFE.

More Class 73s could be rebuilt for GB Railfreight. However, while the company hopes to rebuild the original locomotives that it operates, there is currently not the work required for it do so.

Speaking exclusively to RAIL, GBRf Managing Director John Smith said: "There is an opportunity for us to speculate, but we are flush for Class 66s."
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  • FrankH - 28/06/2016 14:35

    Suffering from the loss of coal traffic just like the others.

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