Excuse me if this has already been covered in a prior thread, however Porterbrook and Great Central Railway (Nottingham) have reached a deal which will see 144 003 preserved in mid-2020. This is great news that a class 144 is set to be preserved - bit of a shame that it isn't a 3 car unit but it isn't the end of the world really. What matters is that we are set to have one of the "better" pacers preserved. Also in the article, it states that a GCR (N) '2nd generation DMU group' will be formed for the care of the unit. So we could potentially see more 2nd generation rolling stock coming our way over the next few years.