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Locomotive Services gets two Class 73s


CREWE-based Locomotive Services Limited (LSL) has acquired two Class 73 electro-diesel locos. One of the pair is the first of the class – a ‘JA’ type, which dates from 1962.

No. 73001 (E6001) has been acquired from the Dean Forest Railway and arrived at Crewe by road on May 2.

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No. 73001 outside the boiler shop at Crewe on May 8. The loco will appear at Crewe Open Day on June 8 alongside a Class 86, 88 and 92. CHRIS MILNER

The other acquisition is No. 73002, which has been stored at Eastleigh works, but having been used as a spares’ donor to other locos, it is likely that role will continue.

LSL has not indicated what role the loco will play with its or the Saphos railtour business, but a return to the main line is a distinct possibility.

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