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DBC shunters for disposal

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https://uk.dbcargo.com/rail-uk-en/Products_Services/additional_services/Disposals.html

We've been here before .....

DB Cargo have the following locomotives available for sale:

Loco No. | Location

08428 Arpley, Warrington
08703 Bescot
08752 Bescot
08623 Bescot
08907 Bescot
08405 Crewe
08495 Crewe
08706 Crewe
08757 Crewe
08804 Crewe
08742 Didcot
08782 Doncaster
08904 Eastleigh East
08735 Eastleigh
08888 Hoo Junction
09106 Knottingley
08879 Margam
08632 Mossend
08633 Stoke
08480 Toton
08784 Toton
08922 Toton
08799 Westbury
08605 Wigan

These locomotives are offered for sale on an ‘as seen and where lying’ basis.
The successful bidder(s) will be required to remove the Locomotives at their own expense.
Please register your interest for these locomotives in accordance with the “Guide to making an offer for aLocomotive.”
Registrations of interest should be e-mailed to [email protected]. Postal registrations of interest should be sent to the address at the bottom of this section.
The closing date for registrations of interest for these locomotives is noon on Wednesday 5th October 2016.

Tender documents will be issued shortly after this date.
 
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Shame to see 08742 on that list, it's a proper old ex Bescot Horse that! Still in RES livery - it moved across to the railway centre for their diesel gala this year, although I'm not sure if that was under its own power or with the 66.
 

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That's all of DBS' remaining gronks. Some of them have had serious expenditure recently as well with 09106 having a D exam
 

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That's all of DBS' remaining gronks. Some of them have had serious expenditure recently as well with 09106 having a D exam

Yes - but what are you saying?
There is nothing in the 'ITT' saying the 23 are going for scrap
The plan at one stage was to sell the fleet to another company who would then be responsible for maintaining enough to cover DBC's duties - has that changed?
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I never used the word scrap... I'm saying they've had some ching spent on a few of them recently and 703 is mid way through a decent exam and they're selling them anyway

They're up for tender, not being sold to a singular company. DB manage fine using other locos and I'm sure companies like RSS and HNRC will do well enough out of the sale
 

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I never used the word scrap... I'm saying they've had some ching spent on a few of them recently and 703 is mid way through a decent exam and they're selling them anyway

They're up for tender, not being sold to a singular company. DB manage fine using other locos and I'm sure companies like RSS and HNRC will do well enough out of the sale

Anyone fancy setting up a company to operate, maintain and lease shunters to the likes of DBC? ;)
 

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The sale of shunters has removed another group of British built locomotives from the network

They are also amongst the oldest, With DBC cutting operations, it is unlikely a more modern form of shunter will replace them.
 

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The sale of shunters has removed another group of British built locomotives from the network

They are also amongst the oldest, With DBC cutting operations, it is unlikely a more modern form of shunter will replace them.

They'll continue to use shunters, but not of the conventional, locomotive kind.

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Press release 11 April 2015
DB Schenker Rail UK - first to introduce eco friendly electric shunters

DB Schenker Rail UK has announced it is the first rail freight operator in the country to introduce electric shunting units.

The battery operated units are part of DB Schenker Rail UK’s environmental improvements and will be used across its maintenance depots at Crewe and Toton, where almost 14,000 locomotive moves are undertaken each year.

It is estimated that the electric shunters, known as Zephir 1800e CRAB machines, will reduce CO2 emissions by 649 tonnes each year.

The Zephir 1800e CRAB machine is capable of pulling or pushing 400 tonnes with a maximum drawbar pull of 20 KN in the dry and 16KN in the wet, meaning in the dry the unit will be capable of moving up to three Class 66 locomotives at a time.

Until recently all DB Schenker Rail UK depots used diesel shunting locomotives to move the wagons and locomotives around the depots for maintenance.

In September, the company decommissioned the majority of its Class 08 shunting fleet, using main line locos to undertake shunting work where required, to reduce emissions and increase efficiency.

The next phase was to identify alternatives to the fleet, leading to the introduction of the electric shunters at Toton and Crewe in April 2015.

As well as the environmental improvements, the electric shunters also provide safety benefits as they increase visibility and require less human interaction for example in coupling operations. Decreasing prolonged exposure to noise within the depot and reducing the amount of exhaust emissions also ensures a better working environment for employees.

Andrew Byrne, Head of Maintenance and Infrastructure for DB Schenker Rail UK, said:

“Rail freight is already considered to be a more environmentally friendly mode of transport than road, but we still actively seek ways to reduce the organisation’s environmental footprint even further.

“We look forward to seeing the long-term benefits that the electric shunters will provide and are proud to be the first rail freight operator in the UK to introduce them.”


http://uk.dbcargo.com/rail-uk-en/News_Media/news/9192272/first_electric_shunters.html
 

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The sale of shunters has removed another group of British built locomotives from the network

They are also amongst the oldest, With DBC cutting operations, it is unlikely a more modern form of shunter will replace them.

There are many 08/09s still working 'on the network' including some DBC ones which are on a recent tender list but are not sold at present
Brian
 

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Just out of interest how did 08633 end up at Stoke? Cockshute sidings must have closed in the early 90s so its hard to understand how it ended up at Stoke.
 

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It is at the wagon works south of the station which DBS have owned for sometime now

Technically it's part of Axiom Rail, which is a subsidiary of DB Cargo.

DB Schenker has been split, with the rail part becoming DBC.
 
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