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Ex BR Class 03s & Class 04s exported in 1972 to Italy
Still surving in Italy in September 2015 was this Class 04, its BR identity believed to have been D2289.. It is located at Acciaierie di Lonato sugar warehouse (formerly a steelworks), Lonato, Brescia. Italy Peter Wreford
Over the years, information has been published about the exported locomotives but the full picture has still to emerge. Some of this information has been slightly contradictory, so in an attempt to establish as clear a picture as is possible about the Italian history of these locomotives, anyone with information is invited to get in contact. In particular sightings of the locomotives in Italy, giving details of date and location are very welcome. These can be submitted by email or inputted for the appropriate locomotive by clicking on the individual locomotive number below. When entering the date please use dd/mm/yyyy. Your observation will then appear in the listing over the following few days. Photographs of these locomotives in Italy are also very much welcomed.
Of the eight locomotives the locations of seven have been confirmed; D2019, D2032 & D2216 are belived to have gone to Stablimento ISA, Ospitaletto, D2033 & D2036 to Siderurgicia Spa, Montirone, D2242 to Feralpi, Lonato and D2289 to Acciaierie di Lonata Spa, Lonato. D2289 was the last of these known to survive but was repatriated in June 2018 and is now located at the Heritage Shunter Trust, Rowsley, Derbyshire. It is probable all the others have now been scrapped although D2033 was reported and photographed as recently as 2004 at Montirone. Although D2295 has been widely reported as having gone to Lonato this is now considered very unlikely. If a second Class 04 was at Lonato it is likely this was for a short time as a source of spares.
Briefly, what is known about each of the seven locomotives can be found by clicking on the individual locomotive number below. It should be noted that in some cases this contradicts what may have been published elsewhere. Thus the need to compile as much information as is possible about these locomotives.
Details of all the Ex BR locomotives exported to Italy can be found here
Last updated: 10th March 2019