Porterbrook donate 2 Class 43 locomotives to the 125 Group

43048
Credit: Cameron White

The 125 Group has announced that they are being donated two mainline Class 43 power cars.

The two power cars will join the 125 Group on a permanent basis from leasing company Porterbrook.

Production Inter-City 125 power cars 43048 and 43089 are owned by Porterbrook and are currently operated by East Midlands Railway.

43048 and 43089 will be handed to the 125 Group at the end of their working life.

What did the officials say?

The 125 Group said:

125 Group was founded in 1994 with the aim of preserving a working Inter-City 125 for future generations. Our volunteers and trustees have given their valuable time, sweat and passionate commitment over the past 25 years, fundraising and building a sound reputation in preservation and with the railway industry, working towards this goal. We are extremely grateful to Porterbrook for their wonderful, generous donation!

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