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Diesel Dilemmas

Class 14 Exports

  
   On a rainy 25th May 1996 D9505 is pictured at Moerbeke-Wass Sugar Factory, near Gent, Belgium.   Mark Jones

Introduction

Five Class 14 (D95xx) locomotives have been exported from Great Britain for further use. The first two departed in 1975 whilst the other three left in 1982. Although much has been published about there overseas histories the picture is far for complete with many gaps. It is the intention of this dilemma to try and fill those gaps.

Spanish trio

The three exported in 1982 were apparently intended for a Spanish mining company but this never came to fruition. For several years after arrival in Spain they were stored at Chamartin Yard, Madrid. They were still present in February 1986 but what then became of them is somewhat of a mystery. It is known that at least two, if not all, of them subsequently saw use with an infrastructure company called "Curbiertas and MZOV", abbreviated as "CMZ". In 1997 this company merged with "Entrecanales y Tavora" to form "NECSO Entrecanales Cubiertas S.A". D9548 was numbered P-602-03911002-CMZ and also carried number 937113106028 whilst D9549 was numbered P-601-0-3911-003-CMZ. It is possible D9515 became P-602-3911-001-CMZ but no evidence to confirm this has been located.

Locomotives

Details of the five locomotives can be found below. Sightings of these abroad are particularly welcomed. Please add your sightings in the box provided. Date format is dd/mm/yyyy

D9505

D9515

D9534

D9548

D9549

Photographs and other information will be welcomed by Peter Hall

last updated: 01/02/17