Harry Needle Railroad Co expands with £6m Worksop depot takeover

Harry Needle Railroad Co (HNRC) has taken over the former DB Schenker wagon repair depot in Worksop, marking a major expansion in its maintenance operations.

Class 58 No. 58047 stands on No. 2 reception road  at Worksop in August 2002 with empty MGR wagons from Cottam power station. The yard and the workshop (on the right) is being taken over by HNRC. CHRIS BOOTH

The 12-acre site, vacant since closure by DBS in 2015, will create up to 45 new jobs, with a focus on locomotive and rolling stock maintenance, for both the HNRC fleet and other operators. 

HNRC plans to invest up to £6million in the new facility, including setting up an apprenticeship scheme catering for up to 60 people. 

Once it is fully operational, HNRC Worksop will be able to handle up to 20 locomotives per week for regular maintenance, repairs and overhauls. It also offers extensive storage space for the company’s collection of locomotives and rolling stock awaiting repair, which is currently split across several storage sites, including Barrow Hill and the Wensleydale Railway. 

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