BR Class 306.017

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  1. robert7111a

    robert7111a Established Member

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    Good afternoon

    Can anyone tell me the whereabouts of this unit please?

    I heard it was on loan to the East Anglian Railway Museum(?) and would like confirmation as to whether it is still there or if it has moved on
     
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    306017 is still at the earm
     
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    Thank you. I will make a date to go and see it
     
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    It's such a shame that a 506 wasn't kept so that we could see what the Shenfields looked like before conversion.
     
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    Even more of a shame that the NRM haven't restored it considering it is of much national importance by the RHC
     
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    Robert - it will make you sad last time I went there it was stored in the open, roof going rusty one door open to let the rain in it is a shame this unique unit is being allowed to rot
    it is the only first generation ac unit in preservation.LTS kept 302.217 in original condition un-refbd for a while I remember a trip to the holy land (southend) in about 1985 it was refreshed with orig seats and re polished wood panels and painted green
    It went out to play on a special day on the GE with 306-017 they did runs to Shenfield I have a photo of them together - in the loft lost at present

    Can we get a protest going to stop the NRM letting it rot away could bombardier take it on after they have finished Gordon
     
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    Yes it's shameful that the NRM have allowed this to happen although, I am pleased that it wasn't scrapped whilst at Kineton.

    Anyone know when and where 017 is moving/going after its stay at the EARM? I will plan a trip in the next few weeks to go and see it.
     
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