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Written-off loco parts used for simulator

04 May 2019

UK: GB Railfreight is investing £850 000 in two Corys full-cab ERTMS-capable locomotive simulators for its new training school at Peterborough.

The simulators are being built using the recycled remains of EMD locomotive 66 734, which was involved in a landslip and derailment at Loch Treig  in 2012. 

They will initially cover the route from London King's Cross to Peterborough, with a route-building tool which will enable the addition of all other GBRf routes.

'When finished, these simulators will enable us to provide cutting-edge training not only to GBRf staff, but the wider rail industry', said GBRf Managing Director John Smith.