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The National Railway Museum has released its 15-year strategic plan, listing some of the locomotives set to return and which won’t be running any time soon.
60103 Flying Scotsman is set to continue its mainline tours, with 2023 being its centenary year.
Replica Rocket is set to return by 2020 and will be based around the museum sites, including the NRM, Locomotion and the Science and Industry Museum.
Class 02 is the only locomotive on site at York which is able to access South Yard, including the Learning Space. The Class 37 is popular for rides and visits to other heritage sites.
Sadly, the remainder of the diesel collection, which includes the Class 20, Class 40, Class 52 and Class 55 will not be operated but should be repaired to be able to be moved.
A Class 142 from Northern Rail is set to arrive at the National Railway Museum after it is withdrawn from service and will be used for passenger rides.
A Class 313 EMU from Beacon Rail is set to arrive at the SMG sites after withdrawal and will be used at SMG sites and also on the mainline.
70013 Oliver Cromwell still is being considered for overhaul and return to steam and use on the mainline.
The big news from the plan is that 4771 Green Arrow has now made it on to the list for potentials to be returned to steam and to be used on the main line.
Potentially both Oliver Cromwell and Green Arrow may be overhauled, this will not begin until at least 2021 as the main focus is the improvements of the York and Shildon sites
There’s also a number of other operational locomotives that are to be used throughout the next 15 years.
You can view the full report on the SMG website here.
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