Class 321 Withdrawal updates

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GA have handed back 8 so far (assume that includes 448 and the other Breeze candidate handed back last year). Don’t know the numbers.
 
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According to other sources 321357 and 446 are due to be hauled from Clacton to Newport on Tuesday coming.
 

adc82140

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I'm guessing that they are in a worse state than the nonstandard ex Northern examples?
 

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GA have handed back 8 so far (assume that includes 448 and the other Breeze candidate handed back last year). Don’t know the numbers.
Do you mind if I ask how you know this? I thought only the two /4s had been withdrawn, as you said for Breeze
 

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Do you mind if I ask how you know this? I thought only the two /4s had been withdrawn, as you said for Breeze
Internal comms send out an update every so often on our internal social media platform.

Explains the short forms this week with those and the 360’s gone.
 

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Internal comms send out an update every so often on our internal social media platform.

Explains the short forms this week with those and the 360’s gone.
Oh I see. I’d love to know which ones, if anyone knows please do say :)
 

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Remember being at Ilford Station platform 5 when 321 446 was named George Mullings. Shame to see his train being amongst the first to go. Wonder what will happen to the nameplates, reported elsewhere as having been removed. Usually practice at GE naming ceremonies was for a third nameplate to be given to the person or organisation involved, for example the third plate from 321 444 Essex Lifeboats is on display in Harwich lifeboat station.
 

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Remember being at Ilford Station platform 5 when 321 446 was named George Mullings. Shame to see his train being amongst the first to go. Wonder what will happen to the nameplates, reported elsewhere as having been removed. Usually practice at GE naming ceremonies was for a third nameplate to be given to the person or organisation involved, for example the third plate from 321 444 Essex Lifeboats is on display in Harwich lifeboat station.
321446 was also the only 321 given 'One' livery wasn't it? Was quite noteworthy to see it, even if the livery was rather grotesque...
 

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Am I right in saying that 357 and 446 the first units to actually go for scrap?
 

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I assume this is a result of the reduced timetable? That's 31 units withdrawn now then, with the equivalent of only 9 (three pairs of 720s) having replaced them. I suppose if you include the 8 units recently transferred from Northern that makes 17. Still quite the shortfall...
 

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Am I right in saying that 357 and 446 the first units to actually go for scrap?
Two halves of 321s were destroyed in the Watford crash, so some vehicles have been disposed of before. The surviving vehicles became 321418, with replacement vehicles for 321420 being built, making it essentially a new unit.
 
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Am I right in saying that 357 and 446 the first units to actually go for scrap?
At least some of the trailers from the sets that were shortened to become 320s were scrapped I think.
 

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At least some of the trailers from the sets that were shortened to become 320s were scrapped I think.
And a trailer from 321437 and (at least) the motor car from 321448 have gone for scrap as well.
 

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At least some of the trailers from the sets that were shortened to become 320s were scrapped I think.

Yes, those were in the sidings beside Wabtec (visible from Doncaster station) for a while - fairly sure they went to Booths.
 

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