Today, 30.11.2019, electroputere craiova will permanently close its doors, the oldest Romanian industry, 70 years old, and the largest Romanian rail material manufacturer. Somewhere in the 90 s in craiova the locomotive station closed, now almost 3 decades away the Romanian colossus begins to no longer exist. What is left behind the craiova craiova are the classes 40, 41 and ea2- 302, yes (I do not mention locomotives 477, 476 because they are upgraded by softronic).
A line of withdrawn Ex-British Rail Class 87s in Bulgaria. These photos were taken on a trip to Ruse Works in August 2017.
87008 has been out of service for many years after being robbed of copper in around 2011.
87006 has also not run for a long time and is still withdrawn, unknown reason.
87034 suffered a fire in 2016. It was repaired in 2017/2018 and is now back in service.
87013 had just been withdrawn recently at the time of the visit, unknown reason and unsure whether it’s still stored.
87022 suffered a fire in 2013. It did not run again until 2018 however I’ve been informed it is once again withdrawn.
Well the cat’s clearly out of the bag now! As the largest exporter of ex BR Locos, Europhoenix is please to be heading up the export and future for Class 91.
The first two Locos, 91117 and 91120 will be fitted with a new gearbox arrangement in Eastern Europe before undergoing testing and approvals.