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Martin Duff/Tony Wright
Sent in by Martin Duff via Tony Wright
Running as the 6X73 14:12 Goodrington CHS to Westbury Down TC the train is seen passing Cullompton
running 89 minutes early.
Regards Keith Turley.
Please see attached photos
Best wishes, Bill.
Having recently seen the article about the ex- Arriva and then TfW MK3s going for scrap at SIMS Metals, Newport and the request for photographs of the process by Guy Vincent, I have to say that photographs seem to be banned - on a recent visit to the access road I was told very quickly by the firms security to put my camera away due to "security concerns".
However I can report that the stock undergoing scrapping at the time (LNER MK4s) were all on their sides bar the last vehicle and DVT, with the bogies stripped and being disassembled by a man and gas axe, whilst the vehicle bodies themselves were being ripped apart by a large metal grabber (seats and all!). These large chunks were then fed to the shredder, including all the interior trimming, unlike other yards where it is all removed beforehand.
An email to the company for permission to visit was also seemingly ignored, 2 weeks after asking.
I hope this information is of interest to the page!