Coal wag­ons make their fi­nal jour­ney

Rail (UK) - - News - MARK PIKE.

It’s not every day that a coal train is seen on the South Western Main Line. How­ever, not all is as it seems, as Freight­liner 66538 ap­proaches Eastleigh with the 2221 York South Yard-Eastleigh Works on Oc­to­ber 18. The ‘66/5’ is haul­ing a rake of ex-Freight­liner HHA coal wag­ons that will be stripped of re­us­able com­po­nents and then scrapped. The down­turn in coal has re­sulted in FL dis­pos­ing of these wag­ons, which were in­tro­duced from 2000. In the past, com­po­nents from re­dun­dant HHAs have been used in new wag­ons built by Green­brier.

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