by Phil Marsh

Twenty locomotives offered for sale – buyer collects

Published: 18th September 2013

Locomotive nameplates and souvenirs offered for sale at Auction

Freight operating company DB Schenker (DBs) has many locomotives laying unused around the UK and from time to time offers them for sale. The latest batch is 20 British Railways built diesels which are located at Crewe, Toton near Nottingham and one in Cornwall at St Blazey. The engines are sold as seen and the buyer must collect at their own expense.

The one locomotive in Cornwall is No. 60096 and the rest split between the other two locations. The successful bidder(s) will be required to remove the Locomotives at their own expense. First of all though, if you are interested, you MUST register your interest to conform with the DBs guidance “Guide to making an offer for a Locomotive.”

These can be emailed or posted and must be received by 12 noon on Monday 23rd September 2013. The actual tender documents will then be issued soon after. So, how do you make a bid?

Big ticket auction rules

These locomotives are in essence being auctioned using a competitive tender which must be compliant with the DBs “Code of Practice for the identification, Sale and/or Disposal of Surplus Locomotives”.

They have set a reserve price for each locomotive and all tenderers will be offered an opportunity to examine the locomotive(s) they are interested in but this is only by making an appointment with DBs. If you win, then you must satisfy the DBs and other safety and environmental guidelines.

A contract will be entered into if your bid is a winning one and the price combined with the potential speed of sale and collection plus payment terms may be taken into account and the compliance with the DBs process will be strictly monitored. Failure to comply with these might mean you lose the deal. Or incur stabling charges. All these details are contained within the Code of Practice and Standard Conditions of Sale which will be issued with the Tender documents.

Contact details

Anyone considering this auction should contact;

Stella Horrocks quoting ref SH/Sept13 /Loco at

DB Schenker Rail (UK) Ltd.

Toton TMD

Toton Sidings


Nottingham NG10 1HA.

Be warned though that DBs reserves the right to withdraw any of these locomotives from sale without warning.

The following list shows the locomotive number, the year it was withdrawn and the fuel tank capacity on the given locomotive.

1 60002 92 1150

2 60013 93 990

3 60021 90 1150

4 60026 90 1150

5 60028 90 1150

6 60029 90 990

7 60033 91 1150

8 60038 91 1150

9 60041 91 1150

10 60046 91 1150

11 60047 91 990

12 60048 91 990

13 60055 91 1150

14 60056 91 1150

15 60061 91 990

16 60076 91 990

17 60085 91 990

18 60087 91 990

19 60095 92 990

20 60096 92 1150

Crewe auction of locomotive items

An auction of Railwayana is to take place at The Crewe Railway Heritage Centre, Vernon Way, Crewe, CW1 2DB on Sat 5th Oct 2013. The items up for grabs include the following nameplates:

Sir Dyfed, County of Dyfed from locomotive No. 37886

Oor Wullie from 37275

Mary Queen of Scots from 37401

Bont Y Bermo from 37402

Strathclyde from 47818

Restive from 47475

Richard Trevithick from 56037

Vale of Pickering from 59203

Data Panel from 59203

Works plate from 59203

Moel Siabod from 60018

Ben More Assynt from 60099

Bow Fell from 60015

Special Delivery from 67002

JB Priestley from 86234

Colonel Bill Cockburn from 90020

Frachtverbindungen from 90129

Cwmbargoed DP from 37898

Other nameplates on offer but were never carried on a locomotive

Brinsworth Demon

Mappa Mundi

Badges Bassetlaw District Council from 58034

Welsh Dragon presentation plate

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