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« Reply #15 on: January 21, 2021, 02:22:22 pm »

The HEX also has to cater for those whose digestive systems are catching up with them after a long flight.
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« Reply #16 on: February 11, 2021, 03:34:03 pm »

They’re nearly all gone to scrap now.  At least one carriage of 332001 is apparently being used as a “gate guard” at Siemens new Goole factory, but 10 units have now gone to Sims Newport, one to Sims Peterborough, and I reckon only 2 remain, probably to go next week.

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« Reply #17 on: February 11, 2021, 04:36:12 pm »

Didn't they go to Newport docks hauled by top and tailed class 66s? Shame there leaving if i'm honest.
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« Reply #18 on: February 22, 2021, 10:36:53 am »

May be worth a topic split ... 332s (Heathrow Express) for scrap, 360 (Heathrow connect) - new life for freight?
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Rail Operations UK Limited (ROUK) have agreed with Heathrow Airport Limited to purchase five Class 360/2, along with spares.

ROUK see these Class 360/2 play a role in changing rail freight logistics across the UK in the years to come.

Heathrow Express, owned by Heathrow Airport Limited, operated these units on the Heathrow Airport to London Paddington “Heathrow Connect” service.
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« Reply #19 on: February 22, 2021, 11:32:26 am »

Didn't they go to Newport docks hauled by top and tailed class 66s? Shame there leaving if i'm honest.
Yes. Sims Newport is in Newport Docks.
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« Reply #20 on: February 22, 2021, 02:18:31 pm »

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Rail Operations UK Limited (ROUK) have agreed with Heathrow Airport Limited to purchase five Class 360/2, along with spares.
ROUK see these Class 360/2 play a role in changing rail freight logistics across the UK in the years to come.

I wonder if they will be converted to be similar to the class 325 used for Royal Mail? https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/British_Rail_Class_325
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« Reply #21 on: February 22, 2021, 08:53:03 pm »

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Rail Operations UK Limited (ROUK) have agreed with Heathrow Airport Limited to purchase five Class 360/2, along with spares.
ROUK see these Class 360/2 play a role in changing rail freight logistics across the UK in the years to come.

I wonder if they will be converted to be similar to the class 325 used for Royal Mail? https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/British_Rail_Class_325

Some Class 319s are being converted to freight & parcels use for Orion High Speed Logistics:

https://www.keymodernrailways.com/article/orion-unveils-parcels-319
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« Reply #22 on: February 22, 2021, 10:29:36 pm »

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Rail Operations UK Limited (ROUK) have agreed with Heathrow Airport Limited to purchase five Class 360/2, along with spares.
ROUK see these Class 360/2 play a role in changing rail freight logistics across the UK in the years to come.

I wonder if they will be converted to be similar to the class 325 used for Royal Mail? https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/British_Rail_Class_325

Some Class 319s are being converted to freight & parcels use for Orion High Speed Logistics:

https://www.keymodernrailways.com/article/orion-unveils-parcels-319

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