Crewe Heritage Centre has been donated HST Power Car No. 43081, the second Class 43 to be preserved at the museum.
Porterbrook, the locomotive’s owner whilst in service with East Midlands Railway / East Midlands Trains, has donated the power car to the heritage centre.
43081 was the 8,000th locomotive to be built at Crewe Works, being completed in March 1978.
The power car arrived at Crewe Heritage Centre on Monday 13th September, with plans to restore the locomotive underway – it also coincided with the 45th anniversary of the first High-Speed Train being put into passenger service.
Amongst other attractions, such as a Class 47, Class 03, T-68 Manchester Tram, and a Mark 3 DVT, 43081 joins 43018 at Crewe Heritage Centre, with 43018 being restored into Intercity 125 Yellow and Blue livery.
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