Class 37 Diesel Locomotives for Sale from DB Shenker – in the South of France! (Sale Now Closed)

Freight Operator DB Shenker has offered some more redundant diesel locomotives for sale via competitive tender.

Former British Rail English Electric Class 37 Diesels for Sale in France!

Six of these 50 year old diesels are up for sale by DB Shenker, but beware, they are currently located at Perpignan St. Charles Faisceau International in France.

The locomotives concerned are as follows:







DBs has indicated that these could be moved to their depot near Nottingham at Toton for collection.

As is normal for this type of sale, the locomotives will be sold as seen and as and where lying, whether this be from Perpignan St. Charles Faisceau International or Toton TMD. The successful bidders will be required to remove the Locomotives at their own expense.

Please register your interest for these locomotives in accordance with the “Guide to making an offer for a locomotive”.

Registrations of interest should be e-mailed using the box on the left of this page. Postal registrations of interest should be sent to the address at the bottom of this section.

The closing date for registrations of interest for these locomotives is at 1000hrs Tuesday 28th February, 2012.

Tender documents will be issued shortly after this date.

Guide to Making an Offer for a Locomotive

These Locomotives are offered for sale by means of competitive open tender in accordance with the DBSR “Code of Practice for the identification, Sale and/or Disposal of Surplus Locomotives”.

A reserve price has been set against each locomotive offered for sale.

All Tenderers will be given the opportunity to undertake inspection of these locomotives by prior arrangement ONLY.

These locomotives shall be disposed of in a manner which is fair and non-discriminatory and which complies with safety and environmental considerations.

Contract for the sale for these Locomotives shall be awarded to the Tenderer with the highest present value offered over the set reserve price. In addition speed of sales/site clearance and payment terms may be taken into account.

Further details are contained within the Code of Practice and Standard Conditions of Sale which shall be issued with the Tender documents.

Interested parties for these Locomotives should register their interest in the first instance with our Disposals Manager, quoting :


Her address is :

DB Schenker Rail (UK) Ltd

Toton TMD,

Toton Sidings,

Long Eaton,

Nottingham, NG10 1HA.

Please note that DBSR reserves the right to withdraw any / all of these locomotives from sale at any point of the proceedings.

Class 58 Locomotives also for Sale

Two of the British Rail built class 58 locomotives are also being offered for sale by DB Shenker.

These are at Eastleigh LNWR Depot and numbered 58017 and 58037.

The bidding rules are as for the class 37s outlined above.

This is a working depot and not open to the public.


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