Class 08 Locations

The_Train

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I have a specific query about an 08 but instead of starting an entire thread for one question, I thought I would open it up as somewhere for anyone wanting to know the location of any 08's :)

Anyway, my query relates to 08836. I'd previously had this one down as being at Reading Traincare but have been told it has left there and so a bit of online digging showed it at Laira back in October last year - is anyone able to confirm that this remains it's place of work please?

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The big list 'Fleet Status' over on wnxx, dated mid has it allocated to RG, but located at Plymouth Laira. You would need to be a member of wnxx in order to see the list.
 

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Definitely not at Reading anymore. Wont be coming back either. Probably just the allocation taking a while to catch up with the actual Loco.
 

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The big list 'Fleet Status' over on wnxx, dated mid has it allocated to RG, but located at Plymouth Laira. You would need to be a member of wnxx in order to see the list.

Definitely not at Reading anymore. Wont be coming back either. Probably just the allocation taking a while to catch up with the actual Loco.

Yeah its our only useable 08 at Laira presently and not a bad one either.
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Reported on WNXX (subscription) that Ed Murray & Sons have bought eleven locos

08401/445/472/571/596/615/669/724/823/853/873

It will be interesting to see their intended purpose
 

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I think 08636 is one of a number of examples where the recorded two letter depot code is out of date and/or not relevant.
 

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Reported on WNXX (subscription) that Ed Murray & Sons have bought eleven locos

08401/445/472/571/596/615/669/724/823/853/873

It will be interesting to see their intended purpose
Has anyone seen this news anywhere else?

In terms of their purpose, having had a gander at Ed Murray & Sons online, they appear to be a company who (amongst other things) lease shunters so I guess these 08's they have apparently purchased will continue operating at their current locations but the lease will transfer to Ed Murray
 

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Another 08 on the move is ERS 08870 now in Inter City livery which has arrived at Great Yarmouth by road, joining it is one of their former Nightstar generator coaches 96374 also in Inter City, numerous photos on Flickr
 

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Another 08 on the move is ERS 08870 now in Inter City livery which has arrived at Great Yarmouth by road, joining it is one of their former Nightstar generator coaches 96374 also in Inter City, numerous photos on Flickr
Does anyone have a list of which stock is at great yarmouth please.
There were 2 class 08s there yesterday and lots of sleeper stock.
 

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Interestingly one of the 2 mentioned above, 08588, was pictured on a low loader at Yarmouth yesterday - anyone know where it has gone please?

Edit: It has gone to Ilford EMUD
 
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Info on a few 08s from WNXX yesterday

08703 repainted to GBRf livery at RSS Wishaw, still undergoing mechanical work
08629 Chinnor & Princes Risborough to Leicester LIP
08588 to Ilford EMUD as above displacing 08871 to Wolsingham (Weardale Railway)

Network Rail have issued a tender document for the purchase of 08417 currently at Peak Rail
 

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Info on a few 08s from WNXX yesterday

08703 repainted to GBRf livery at RSS Wishaw, still undergoing mechanical work
08629 Chinnor & Princes Risborough to Leicester LIP
08588 to Ilford EMUD as above displacing 08871 to Wolsingham (Weardale Railway)

Network Rail have issued a tender document for the purchase of 08417 currently at Peak Rail
Anyone know why 629 has moved to Leicester - is it for use there?
 

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Does anyone have a list of which stock is at great yarmouth please.
There were 2 class 08s there yesterday and lots of sleeper stock.
Road 4
96374, 6707, 9802, 6704, 9807, 10502, 1210, 9805, 6702, 6700, 10699, 10212 & 9809

Road 5
08870, 977905, 31452, 3240, 10501, 10600, H003, 11095, 10413, 11078, 12022, 12098

Road 6
14033, 95151, 86443, 3164, 1357, 5647, 1692, 5482, 9448
 

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Some photos have been uploaded on Flickr of it being collected from Knighton Jct Sdgs with the description 'Europhoenix 08629'
Now an 08 in Europhoenix livery will look good :D
I've also seen (since my previous post) photo's of it shunting around the yard so would appear there is another reason to visit Leicester :D
 

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Road 4
96374, 6707, 9802, 6704, 9807, 10502, 1210, 9805, 6702, 6700, 10699, 10212 & 9809

Road 5
08870, 977905, 31452, 3240, 10501, 10600, H003, 11095, 10413, 11078, 12022, 12098

Road 6
14033, 95151, 86443, 3164, 1357, 5647, 1692, 5482, 9448
many thanks for the update
 

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I did a fair bit of travel in the London area last week and saw a shunter with D3461 (I think) on it.

As this was supposedly scrapped a good number of years back, can anyone please tell me its real identity, and where I may have seen it?
 

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I did a fair bit of travel in the London area last week and saw a shunter with D3461 (I think) on it.

As this was supposedly scrapped a good number of years back, can anyone please tell me its real identity, and where I may have seen it?
There is D3671 which has been at Willesden depot for some time (ex-09007).
 

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Does anybody know where the Class 08 that was recently stabled at Miles Platting (Manchester) is currently being stored while the major engineering works are going in the location? I can't see that its gone that far unless its been low-loaded somewhere as that's how it arrived in the first place.
 

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Does anybody know where the Class 08 that was recently stabled at Miles Platting (Manchester) is currently being stored while the major engineering works are going in the location? I can't see that its gone that far unless its been low-loaded somewhere as that's how it arrived in the first place.
Don’t know where it’s gone but it was 09009.
 

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