HNRC to use ‘20s’ for com­po­nents

Rail (UK) - - Fleet News -

Two Class 20s owned by Harry Nee­dle Rail­road Com­pany will move to Bar­row Hill to do­nate com­po­nents to the com­pany’s main line fleet, but will not be scrapped.

The lo­co­mo­tives - D8110 (20110) and 20087 - are cur­rently at the East Lan­cashire Rail­way, but will move to HNRC’s work­shops. This means their re­moval from a planned ap­pear­ance at the ELR’s diesel gala on Septem­ber 24/25. Both could be re­turned to main line con­di­tion if re­quired, ac­cord­ing to HNRC.

They were both bought from preser­va­tion, with 20087 based at the ELR be­fore be­ing ac­quired by HNRC. D8110 had been on hire to Tata Steel at Scun­thorpe be­fore that con­tract ended ear­lier this year - it then moved to the ELR on a 12-month hire pe­riod that has now been cut short.

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