Published 19th June 2013
Freight operator DB Schenker (DBS) has offered for sale five class 37 diesel locomotives. They are:
They have been stabled out of use at Dollands Moor near Folkestone for the last few months having returned from mainland Europe where they were working on the construction of a new high speed line.
DBS, as normal, reminds prospective purchasers that the locomotives are sold as seen and successful bidders must also collect the locomotive(s) at their own cost. Each one weighs over 100 tons so a large lorry will be required. The freight terminal is a secure area and so you are not allowed to make an unplanned visit.
Expressions of interest must be made for these locomotives by midday on Thursday 13th June 2013. All bids must be made in accordance with the DBS “Guide to making an offer for a Locomotive”.
Once expressions of interest have been processed, tender documents will be issued and the sale will be by a competitive open tender in accordance with the DBSR “Code of Practice for the identification, Sale and/or Disposal of Surplus Locomotives”. These locomotives shall be disposed of in a manner which is fair and non-discriminatory and which complies with safety and environmental considerations.
A reserve price has been set against each locomotive offered for sale and only tenderers will be given the opportunity to undertake inspection of the locomotives - by prior arrangement.
A contract for the sale of these Locomotives will then be awarded to the tenderer(s) with the highest present value offered over the set reserve price. Also taken into consideration will be the speed of sale and locomotive collection plus payment terms may be taken into account.
The winners will be made to comply with the sale T&Cs which will be rigidly enforced in accordance with the contract terms agreed. Failure to do so may lead to DBS either imposing stabling charges or to the cancellation of the sale.
first instance with Stella Horrocks quoting ref SH/May13/Loco
DB Schenker Rail (UK) Ltd.
Submission of interest for this Auction is currently closed but Rail.co.uk post regular updates on the site or you could visit the DB Schenker Rail site directly for more information.