Pioneer Diesel Locomotive Group
47484 “Isambard Kingdom Brunel”
Press Release Immediate
We are very pleased to announce that agreement has been reached between Andrew Goodman and the Pioneer Diesel Locomotive Group for the sale of locomotive 47 484 “Isambard Kingdom Brunel”.
Built at Crewe Works in 1965, the locomotive was withdrawn from active service in 1995 and was stored at various locations ending up at Springburn Works. In 2006 the locomotive was purchased for preservation by Andrew Goodman and moved to Wishaw near Sutton Coldfield.
The sale of 47484 will allow Andrew to concentrate on his other railway preservation projects, with the assurance that the restoration will be undertaken by the PDLG to the highest standards. The location has yet to be formally confirmed, and a move is likely to take place around September. The complete rebuild and overhaul to working order is expected to take around 5 years, and the Group is keen to invite new volunteers to join its dedicated team.
The Pioneer Diesel Locomotive Group’s preservation fleet consists of 45060 “Sherwood Forester”, 45105 and 33035 “Spitfire” based at Barrow Hill Roundhouse, Derbyshire, and 45135 “3rd Carabinier” and part ownership of D5705 based at the East Lancs Railway.
31 May 2011