DB Cargo to sell class 59/2s
DB Cargo has listed all of their class 59/2 locomotives as surplus assets up for sale. Today, alongside the Mendip 59s, the DB 59/2s work aggregate services across the southern region to locations such as Newhaven aggregates, Chichester, Purley, Crawley, Brentford and many more including as far as Hitchin. The DB 59/s regularly run Jumbo trains in lengths of sometimes over 40 wagons between Merehead and Whatley Quarry to Acton TC. All 59/2s are in DB red livery, while the 59/0s are in Aggregate Industries livery, and the 59/1s being in Hanson livery. 59003 is owned by GBRf and with their recent uptake on other sold locomotives, such as the Colas 60s and a number of 56s being conveyed to class 69s, GBRf snapping up the opportunity to use these 59/2s is not out of reach.
DB Cargo UK Has Announced The Following Vehicles Up For Sale
DB Cargo UK Announced All Of their Class 59/2 locos are up for sale/disposal and ‘The successful bidder(s) will be required to remove the Locomotives at their own expense.’
It is anticipated that another freight operating company will purchase these 6 locomotives, as opposed to them being scrapped. It is reported that the 59/2s require work done especially to the wheelsets. The locos are likely to stay in service with DB until around November, although 10th July is the deadline for bids.