D2295

D2295



  
   This picture was taken in 1974 and shows D2295 being overhauled. It is believed the picture was taken at a steelworks at Termoli, Campobasso, Molise, Southern Italy. It is branded "Siderurgica Meridionale Stefana Antonio S.P.A" The picture was provided by IPE Locomotori 2000 s.r.l.from their archives, a descendant copy to that involved with its overhaul at the time.   IPE Locomotori 2000 s.r.l.
Withdrawn by BR from Eastleigh Depot in April 1971, it was reported in transit at Woking Up Yard on 16th March 1972 along with D2293 & D2294 destined for Shipbreaking (Queenborough), Queenborough, Kent. Presumed exported to Italy cMay 1972 as was not present at Queenborough on 1st August 1972 or 22nd October 1972. Although recorded in various publications as being at Acciaierie di Lonato SpA, Lonato steel works, Lonato, Brescia. Italy, and scrapped their 1982, no photographs or confirmed sightings to support this have been found. It being presumed it had been mistaken for D2289

The only known picture of the locomotive in Italy shows it receiving an overhaul in 1974 and carrying branding suggesting it was used by Siderurgica Meridionale Stefana Antonio S.P.A. Termoli. This location is in Southern Italy well away from the Brescia area of Northern Italy where other locomotives exported at the time subsequently were discovered.

A picture purporting to be this dated 5th September 1991 appeared in 'Ex-BR Diesels in Industry' - 5th edition, 2000. It is presumed that the locomotive in the picture was actually D2289.


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Last updated: 10th March 2019