die DRS hat die Deltic 16 gekauft - hier bei wnxx.com steht folgendes! Auch diesmal hat es ein Positives Ende!
DRS have released a press statement confirming that they have purchased 55016 (MBDL) from HNRC and that it will be receiving repairs, probably at Barrow Hill. At least now this year's worst kept secret is official...
"Direct Rail Services can confirm that it has recently acquired 55016 (D9016) named ‘Gordon Highlander’ from Harry Needle Railroad Company (HNRC). The future of this locomotive is secure and the company is working with HNRC to return the locomotive to operational condition. Although this locomotive has not been planned for an immediate return to service, DRS is confident that the locomotive will be returned to mainline service in the future. DRS is intending to retain the name ‘Gordon Highlander’. DRS can confirm that as part of a wider commercial agreement that will see further locomotives being refurbished by HNRC."
Gordon Highlander... The ownership of 55016 (MBDL) has been transferred to HNRC. It is advised that 55016 will leave Barrow Hill shortly for the East Lancashire Railway where it is planned to have 55016 in the line up for the Type 4 and 5 Diesel Theme Day scheduled for January 9th 2010.
das bedeutet die Lok gehört wieder HNRC (Harry Needle!) ...?
schade, eine Class 55 in Compass Livery wäre klasse gewesen!!!