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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.

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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