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« on: July 30, 2020, 07:46:58 am »

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South Western Railway’s (SWR) 5 Class 483 trains, built in 1938 for the London Underground, have been serving the Isle of Wight since 1989.

But, as announced in September 2019, following a £26 investment to secure the future of Island Line, the current fleet is due to be switched for the Class 484 trains.

SWR is looking for new homes for the trains as soon as possible, to make room for the influx of the first Class 484s for testing this year.

SWR has already had numerous enquiries from perseveration groups, including the adjacent Isle of Wight Steam Railway.

Organisations interested in adopting a soon to be former Island Train will need to show the capacity and financial security to remove and look after the train, as well as an appropriate long-term physical location for the train.
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« Reply #1 on: July 30, 2020, 08:42:08 am »


SWR press release gives more details
https://www.southwesternrailway.com/other/news-and-media/news/2020/july/after-more-than-80-years-of-service-island-lines-trains-ready-to-retire
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The trains are also subject to a statutory Designation Notice following the decision of the Board of Trustees’ of the Science Museum on 4 March 2020. Prior to ownership transferring, SWR would need to ensure the future plans for some or all of the vehicles were acceptable to the Board of Trustees.   
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« Reply #2 on: July 30, 2020, 08:00:11 pm »


SWR press release gives more details
https://www.southwesternrailway.com/other/news-and-media/news/2020/july/after-more-than-80-years-of-service-island-lines-trains-ready-to-retire
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The trains are also subject to a statutory Designation Notice following the decision of the Board of Trustees’ of the Science Museum on 4 March 2020. Prior to ownership transferring, SWR would need to ensure the future plans for some or all of the vehicles were acceptable to the Board of Trustees.   

Eh? Why is the Science Museum involved? Have I missed something in the other topics about these trains?
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« Reply #3 on: July 30, 2020, 08:52:51 pm »

It is the Science Museum that has the power of designating important

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The functions and scope of the RHC are set out in the Railway Heritage Act 1996 ("the 1996 Act"). The RHC is responsible for identifying and designating records and artefacts of the railway industry that are of sufficient interest to warrant preservation and it considers proposals for disposal by the owners of such items. 
 
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There was strong support for the Board of Trustees of the Science Museum being ideally placed to take on the role in the future, especially if it appoints external panel members to ensure that there is no conflict of interest between it carrying out the designation function and its role as the governing body of the National Railway Museum.   

So from 2013, with the abolition of the Railway Heritage Committee, the Science Museum decides which railway artefacts are of sufficient importance to be designated for preservation.

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Members of the Railway Heritage Designation Advisory Board (RHDAB) are appointed by the Board of Trustees of the Science Museum Group for a term of three years.

Members are drawn from the railway industry, the archives and records offices, the museum world, and the heritage railway sector.

Established on 1 April 2013, the RHDAB meets three times a year to recommend artefacts and records for designation by the Board of Trustees of the Science Museum Group. 

Source https://publications.parliament.uk/pa/ld201213/ldselect/ldsecleg/66/6603.htm and https://www.sciencemuseumgroup.org.uk/about-us/railway-heritage-designation-advisory-board/
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« Reply #4 on: July 30, 2020, 10:12:17 pm »

And if you want to know what's been designated, at least up to last October, there's a list here.

I couldn't see any more recent news, such as this IoW desgnation.
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« Reply #5 on: July 30, 2020, 10:49:42 pm »

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there's a list here

My goodness, if the ghost of the late Sir William McAlpine can read this, he'll be reaching for his chequebook.....
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« Reply #6 on: July 31, 2020, 07:04:55 am »

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£26 investment to secure the future of Island Line

More austerity, or a common or garden misprint
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£26 investment to secure the future of Island Line

More austerity, or a common or garden misprint

Or an extremely good deal?
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