Pacer Withdrawals: The list (Reference)

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Seems to be 142045.
TWO new arrivals at a village school are helping to get pupils onboard a new initiative.

Kirk Merrington Primary School, near Spennymoor, is creating a library and a wellbeing centre in two disused railway carriages.

A surge in pupil numbers saw the school outgrow its existing facilities and the previous library turned into a classroom and the books moved to shelves on the corridors.

The school fundraised and worked with Network Rail to acquire a disused pacer train, and volunteers from the company laid track for two carriages to stand on.
Source: The Northern Echo
 
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Seems to be 142045.

Source: The Northern Echo

Wonder what Network Rail had to do with it - given that 142045 was neither owned by or operated by Network Rail, and was presumable not delivered to the school on Network Rail infrastructure (unless there's some new track they've been keeping very quiet about)!
 

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Wonder what Network Rail had to do with it - given that 142045 was neither owned by or operated by Network Rail, and was presumable not delivered to the school on Network Rail infrastructure (unless there's some new track they've been keeping very quiet about)!
The answer is in the post above: "volunteers from the company laid track for two carriages to stand on". I take that as being Network Rail volunteers.
 

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Wonder what Network Rail had to do with it - given that 142045 was neither owned by or operated by Network Rail, and was presumable not delivered to the school on Network Rail infrastructure (unless there's some new track they've been keeping very quiet about)!
I'm led to believe that Network Rail volunteers carried out work to install railway equipment such as track, sleepers and ballast, for the carriages to stand on.
 

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I'm led to believe that Network Rail volunteers carried out work to install railway equipment such as track, sleepers and ballast, for the carriages to stand on.
Fair cop - didn't read the article to the end - my bad!
 
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Update for the main post - 143611 has been withdrawn leaving just the 7 remaining GWR units to see out the last 7 weeks or so of the year.
 

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I hope a GWR br class Pacer 143 is recused and a TFW unit

plus asides from the Swindon and Cricklade no longer aquiring it

I do recall roumers that South Devon Railway we’re looking at acquiring a couple for their railway this has yet to happen. Unfortunately many of the GWR ones have had to get their Tyers replaced. So hopefully we will find out which units are being rescued eventually at the end of the year.
 

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Wonder why FNW never replaced the original seating whereas other TOCS all did unless they once were thinking 175s would replace them
 

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Wonder why FNW never replaced the original seating whereas other TOCS all did unless they once were thinking 175s would replace them
I think some of the early operators in the North were slightly prone to thinking "**** it, it'll do" about the less glamorous areas of operation. Northern Spirit by contrast were all about the flashy modern liveries and improved interiors, but fell somewhat short when it comes to simple things like not making a load of your traincrew redundant and having to cancel services as a result. :rolleyes: :lol:
 

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Wonder why FNW never replaced the original seating whereas other TOCS all did unless they once were thinking 175s would replace them
Myself and no doubt many other passengers will have been pleased that the FNW 142s did not get the Merseyrail seat 'upgrades'!
 

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Myself and no doubt many other passengers will have been pleased that the FNW 142s did not get the Merseyrail seat 'upgrades'!

Oh god, I’d forgotten about those. Horrible, hateful things. To be fair to FNW, the installation of the large luggage racks were a good idea, presumably these were done for pacers serving Man Airport?
 

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Wikipedia has 144018 and 144019 as preserved by the Lincolnshire Wolds Railway. Is this accurate, as I haven’t seen this reported anywhere?
 

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Since I've been busy over the past few months and with Christmas coming up, I'll finally be able to update the list. This will be done both on here as per the current listing and also as three PNG images to help alleviate mass scrolling for those who are using the site on their phone.

From what I also gather is that Northern's final class 142 in service was 142004 on the Kirkby diagram.
 

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Wikipedia has 144018 and 144019 as preserved by the Lincolnshire Wolds Railway. Is this accurate, as I haven’t seen this reported anywhere?
144018 is for the Mid Norfolk railway. Their Instagram page shows that 1 vehicle has arrived so far and the other 2 are on their way.
 

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Im just wondering does anyone have the most recent list of 142s in store at Eastleigh? Im not sure if any more went over the year.

003,007,014,032,056,089. Have I missed any?
 

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Confirmed as going to Vintage Trains


VINTAGE TRAINS ADDS THE CLASS 144 PACER TO ITS ROLLING STOCK PORTFOLIO
· 3 x 3-car Class 144 Pacer sets offered to Vintage Trains by Porterbrook Leasing
· Regular operation planned
· Pacer used to expand VT offering into the entertainment sector and new audiences
· Initial focus on West Midlands routes
Vintage Trains is pleased to announce its acquisition of an iconic set of railway rolling stock, three Class 144 Pacer diesel multiple units, ensuring that the Pacer experience can continue on the main line for years to come.
Thanks to the generosity of Porterbrook Leasing, 3 x 3-car sets have arrived at Tyseley to join the existing steam fleet in a sponsorship arrangement ensuring that the Pacer continues to run on the main line for the benefit of enthusiasts and the general public alike.
 

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Someone at Vintage Trains must have had a good time on one of the Penistone line music trains... and maybe had a bit much of the real ale! :lol:

Good to see there'll still be the opportunity to ride them on the national network for the foreseeable, given that COVID put paid to the proposed "running day" on the Penistone that Northern were planning.
 

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Its taken months to get around to updating it, sadly its had to lose its colour coding but this is retained on the PNG files below each list.

Class 142:
001 - Unit preserved at the National Railway Museum in York / Shildon.
002 - Withdrawn by TfW
003 - in storage at Eastleigh. Is this unit set to be preserved by a private owner still?
004 - Last to be withdrawn by Northern.
005 - First to be withdrawn, now scrapped (updated as of 7th December 2019)
006 - Withdrawn by TfW
007 - in storage at Eastleigh.
008 - Scrapped (Collided with a class 87 at Winsford in 1999).
009 - Scrapped, EMR Kingsbury.
010 - in storage at Landore.
011 - In preservation at the Midland Railway in Butterley
012 - Spare parts unit at Landore TMD.
013 - In preservation at the Midland Railway in Butterley
014 - In storage at Eastleigh
015 - Scrapped, Newport Docks.
016 - Scrapped, EMR Kingsbury
017 - Preserved at East Kent Railway.
018 - In storage at Newton Heath TMD
019 - Unit preserved by the Waverley Route Heritage Association
020 - Unit preserved by the Waverley Route Heritage Association
021 - Scrapped, Newport Docks
022 - Scrapped, EMR Kingsbury
023 - Unit to be preserved at Plym Valley Railway? In storage at Newton Heath TMD
024 - Scrapped, EMR Kingsbury
025 - Scrapped, EMR Kingsbury
026 - Scrapped, Newport Docks
027 - Preserved as a spare parts donor for units 029 and 030 by the Chasewater Railway.
028 - Preserved by the Wensleydale Railway
029 - Preserved by the Chasewater Railway
030 - Preserved by the Chasewater Railway
031 - Scrapped, Newport Docks
032 - In storage at Eastleigh.
033 - Converted to a Police Training Unit by South Wales Police at Bridgend rugby pitch.
034 - Scrapped, Newport Docks
035 - Preserved at Wensleydale Railway
036 - Preserved at East Kent Railway
037 - Scrapped, EMR Kingsbury
038 - Preserved at the Mid Norfolk Railway
039 - Scrapped, Newport Docks
040 - Scrapped, Newport Docks
041 - Preserved at the Wensleydale Railway
042 - Scrapped, Newport Docks.
043 - Converted to a Police Training Unit by Sussex Police
044 - Scrapped, second class 142 unit to be dismantled at CF Booths (the first being 005).
045 - Converted to a library at Kirk Merrington School
046 - Scrapped, Newport Docks
047 - Off lease 06/03/20 - in storage at Gascoigne Wood.
048 - Scrapped, EMR Kingsbury
049 - Scrapped, EMR Kingsbury.
050 - Scrapped, Newport Docks
051 - In storage at Gascoigne Wood.
052 - Scrapped, EMR Kingsbury
053 - Scrapped, EMR Kingsbury
054 - Scrapped, EMR Kingsbury
055 - Preserved at Foxfield Railway.
056 - In storage at Eastleigh. Unit may be preserved.
057 - Scrapped, Newport Docks
058 - Withdrawn by Northern.
059 - Scrapped (Collided with buffer stops at Liverpool Lime Street in 1991.)
060 - Preserved at the Wensleydale Railway.
061 - Preserved at the Mid Norfolk Railway.
062 - Scrapped, EMR Kingsbury
063 - Scrapped, Newport Docks.
064 - Scrapped, EMR Kingsbury
065 - Withdrawn by Northern, was last used as a route learner unit between York and Scarborough.
066 - Scrapped, Newport Docks.
067 - Scrapped, Newport Docks.
068 - Withdrawn by Northern. Was last at Neville Hill TMD in Leeds.
069 - Withdrawn by TfW
070 - In storage at Newton Heath TMD
071 - Withdrawn by Northern, was last used as a route learner unit between York and Scarborough.
072 - Withdrawn by TfW
073 - in storage at Landore.
074 - Withdrawn by TfW
075 - in storage at Landore.
076 - in storage at Landore.
077 - Withdrawn by TfW
078 - Withdrawn by Northern
079 - Was a spare parts unit at Landore TMD. **Now scrapped**.
080 - Withdrawn by TfW
081 - Withdrawn by TfW
082 - in storage at Landore.
083 - Withdrawn by TfW
084 - Preserved by the Rushden Historical Transport Society.
085 - Withdrawn by TfW
086 - Spare parts unit at Canton TMD.
087 - in storage at Heaton TMD.
088 - Scrapped, EMR Kingsbury.
089 - In storage at Eastleigh
090 - in storage at Blackburn King Street.
091 - Preserved by the Rushden Historical Transport Society.
092 - Scrapped, Newport Docks.
093 - Scrapped, EMR Kingsbury.
094 - In storage at Newton Heath TMD
095 - In storage at Newton Heath TMD
096 - Scrapped, EMR Kingsbury. The last of the class lost for good.

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Class 143 - Has it been confirmed that the Swindon & Cricklade Railway are preserving one?
601 - Can continue in service until 31st May 21
602 - Can continue in service until 31st May 21
603 - Withdrawn by GWR.
604 - Can continue in service until 31st May 21
605 - Can continue in service until 31st May 21
606 - Can continue in service until 31st May 21
607 - Can continue in service until 31st May 21
608 - Can continue in service until 31st May 21
609 - Can continue in service until 31st May 21
610 - Can continue in service until 31st May 21
611 - Withdrawn by GWR.
612 - Withdrawn by GWR.
613 - Scrapped (Unit caught fire near Nailsea & Backwell in 2004).
614 - Can continue in service until 31st May 21
615 - Scrapped (Unit caught fire in 2005).
616 - Can continue in service until 31st May 21
617 - Withdrawn by GWR.
618 - Withdrawn by GWR.
619 - In storage at St Phillips Marsh TMD in Bristol.
620 - Withdrawn by GWR.
621 - Withdrawn by GWR.
622 - Can continue in service until 31st May 21
623 - Can continue in service until 31st May 21
624 - Can continue in service until 31st May 21
625 - Can continue in service until 31st May 21

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Class 144: - All units were based at Neville Hill TMD. One unknown unit is set to be converted to other use by Fagley Primary School.
001 - Set to be preserved. "Penistone Line Partnership"
002 - In storage at Doncaster Belmont Yard
003 - In preservation at the Great Central Railway at Ruddington.
004 - In preservation at the Aln Valley Railway
006 - In preservation at the Cambrian Railway
007 - In preservation at the Cambrian Railway
008 - In preservation at the Corby and District Model Railway Society as a static exhibit
009 - Converted to other use by Greater Manchester Fire & Rescue Service, currently stored at East Lancs Railway.
010 - In preservation at the Weardale Railway
011 - In preservation at the Keighley & Worth Valley
012 - 144 Evolution has full PRM modifications. Currently in storage at Doncaster Belmont Yard.
013 - In preservation at the Telford Steam Railway
014 - In preservation with Vintage Trains at Tyseley
015 - In storage at Heaton?
016 - In preservation at the Aln Valley Railway
017 - In preservation at the Appleby Frodingham Railway, First three car pacer to be preserved.
018 - In preservation at the Mid Norfolk Railway
019 - In preservation with Vintage Trains at Tyseley
020 - In preservation at the Wensleydale Railway
021 - In storage at Doncaster Belmont Yard
022 - In preservation at the Keith & Dufftown Railway
023 - In preservation with Vintage Trains at Tyseley

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Excellent piece of work on the update @NorthernSpirit

Couple of quick amendments:

142's ex TfW

Only 002, 073, 074 & 082 are stored at Landore. They will go to Newport for scrap, with 082 likely to be going next week.

010, 075 & 076 while withdrawn, are still at Cardiff. They 'may' come to Landore or maybe kept at Cardiff if there is space, before going to Newport for scrap.

012 was at Landore, but went for scrap in Hereford on 6th October (along with 079)

143's ex GWR

611, 620 & 621 came to Landore for storage on 17/12/20, and will go to Newport for scrap.

Cheers.
 

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I cannot believe that 74% of the Class 144s has entered preservation!!
 

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