Someone at the east Kent railway has said “I can confirm the EKR have agreed to purchase 036. I can also confirm that 017 will be residing with the EKR” this sounds like they own 036 and a private owner has 017 with it living at the EKRMany thanks, must be 2 units they're getting then.
The 143s would be better kept with their Chapman seats - way more comfortable than the originals.Actually on the topic of the withdrawn units, are any preservation movements thinking about acquiring the bench seats from the 142 being scrapped? The reason I ask is that the 143/4 sets that are up for preservation will come with their current interiors. It'd be great to see some of these retro fitted to as new condition, bus seats and all. I really liked the 144s pre-refurb, it'd be nice to experience that again rather than the current claustrophobic environments they have.
There is a way for a member of the public to legitimately visit EMR's site at Kingsbury - see here: https://uk.emrlocal.com/regions/how-you-can-sell-to-us/ and here: https://uk.emrlocal.com/kingsbury-scrap-metalAbsolutely no clue, Kingsbury seems to be very quiet about the whole thing whereas Newport docks and booths are very open. If, like me your trying to see it I’m sorry but I don’t think there is any chance you will get to see it
Another legitimate way would be know how to drive pacers and work for freightliner or GBRFThere is a way for a member of the public to legitimately visit EMR's site at Kingsbury - see here: https://uk.emrlocal.com/regions/how-you-can-sell-to-us/ and here: https://uk.emrlocal.com/kingsbury-scrap-metal
You'll need to take something that they will buy for scrap, though!
Bear in mind that you'll almost certainly not be allowed to wander around the site, so the best you can hope is that the unit(s) that you want to see are visible from the car park/public office area, if they are still intact.
looks like we will be seeing another pacer preserved soon, one that is currently on the mainline. They have said they do not want to announce the number at present as somebody else might buy it just before them and after what happened with 142017 i dont think they want to loose out again!The pacer rail group said:Move a pacer
The Pacer Rail Group are raising funds to facilitate movement of a class 142 to a heritage site, they have almost secured the unit and location however costing to move the set are estimated at around £2000 per carriage. It would be great to see another set preserved!
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That says to me they haven't actually secured it then. Until you have written confirmation from the owner (and preferably signed contract), you haven't got anything.looks like we will be seeing another pacer preserved soon, one that is currently on the mainline. They have said they do not want to announce the number at present as somebody else might buy it just before them and after what happened with 142017 i dont think they want to loose out again!
Look. I never said they are buying one. I don’t know why your having a go at me because I’m not the pacer rail rail group. I’m simply repeating what they saidYou can have all the money in the Bank of England - until you have agreement from the owner, you haven't got anything. It's basic commercial knowledge.
Just moving along slightly, are the Class 144s in considerably better condition then the 142s?
Just wondering why the 142s are being sent off to scrap with the 144s having the derogation when less crew sign 144s than 142s.
my gut feeling is that the 142s are the ones that were on the news and target of the disdain, whereas the similar 144s weren’t in the firing line in quite the same way?