Class 314 Withdrawals

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  1. d9009alycidon

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    To properly preserve a unit you need covered storage, which is a premium for most preservation sites and apart from Boness is not available at any of the above.
     
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    The 311 is in a right mess at Summerlee. It’s a bit of a waste of time it being there tbh. It’s a shell of its former self and the windows are all boarded up. It’s literally out in the cold rotting away. Unless they are going to preserve them properly and have money put into them to maintain them to a certain standard, they’re best just to go to scrap sadly!
     
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    There was a group about a year or so again seemed to be taking charge however that went quiet pretty quickly.
     
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    One of the carmine and cream 314s (202 or 205) is sitting pan up ahead of a 320 at Shields. 214 is sitting somewhere further behind.

    EDIT - it actually looks like the 314 is coupled to the 320. I wonder if it has been used for shunting duties?
     
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    Class 314 in blue SR livery being loaded on to a truck at shields depot now.
     

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    That’ll be 314214. Looks like it’s going on it’s last journey and if I am correct in saying, it’ll be heading to the JR Adam & Son scrapyard in Govan (where the two driving carriages from 203 went)
     
  7. Ladder23

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    where is the furthest south scrap location for the 314's?
     
  8. SC318250

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    Sims Metals, Newport so far
     
  9. Ladder23

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    Newport, which route would they be taken through?
     
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    Probably the WCML down to Crewe and then onto the Marches from there to Newport.
     
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    That saddens me that’s the route I work on!! I’ve not seen any come through. Is there any due soon?..
     
  12. Ewan M

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    I’m sure the rest of the 314s are now beings scrapped locally to save on the long journey to Newport. Plus Sims are now in the process of scrapping the ex-Northern 142s.
     
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    There are two 314s in shields right now, one in front of a 320 and another in the 380 maintenance shed. Both Carmine.
     
  14. hexagon789

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    202 and 205
     
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    I take it the one in the 380 shed will be awaiting low loaders to the scrap yard
     
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    Is anyone able to confirm if 314215 has since been moved from Glasgow Works to the scrapyard? Also I'm reading that 204 has now left Eastleigh Works but is not confirmed if that is the case or not
     
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    Looks like either 314202 or 314205 has now left Shields for the last time. Pic has emerged of an SPT one on a low loader.
     
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    Can you share the picture
     
  19. Ewan M

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    I will once I know how to sort it on this (I’m still getting used to this forum haha). I can confirm however that it was 205 that left last night.
     
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    I think you may be right - noticed a few more 334's on Airdrie-Balloch services recently, perhaps that has been done to cascade a few more 320's and 318's to the Cathcart Circle. Also noticed a lot of 320's operating Gourock and Wemyss Bay although I find it bizarre that 380's are on Neilston and 320's are on Inverclyde, should be the other way around IMO (not a fan of 380's and don't think they work for local commuter services).
     
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    The 380s are on Neilston to provide the higher capacity of a four car service. They also seem to keep time better than the 314s did.
     
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    The 314s were much better than the 318s and 320s. The lower gearing probably helps. That said, the 314s never struggled on the faster Gourock trains. They got to 75 very quickly.
     
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    Earlier this morning there was one car of a Carmine and cream unit by itself at Shields awaiting removal.
     
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    Could be 202 unless not all of 205 has left yet
     
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    Is all 380s on the Neilston?

    Will 385s be cleared for the branch?
     
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    385s are cleared as there have been some pictures of them down at Neilston.
     
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    6 car 318/320s on the peaks
     
  28. Ewan M

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    Allelys Heavy Haulage have uploaded a pic on Fb showing an SPT 314 driving carriage on a low loader at Shields which will be going by road to the scrappy tomorrow. Couldn’t identify the number but it could possibly that of 202
     
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    The number on that picture is a bit difficult to read, but, it could be part of 205?
     
  30. Ewan M

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    Quite possibly but it is hard to tell which one it is
     

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