Harry Needle Railroad Company

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Harry Needle Railroad Company
Type Private
Industry Rail transport
Founded ?
Headquarters Chesterfield, Derbyshire, UK
Area served UK
Products Locomotive hire
Website www.hnrail.co.uk

The Harry Needle Railroad Company (HNRC) is a railway spot-hire company,[1] based at Barrow Hill Engine Shed in Derbyshire. The company is also a scrap dealer and has dismantled many railway vehicles, either on site, or at the European Metal Recycling[2] scrapyard in Kingsbury.

Fleet details[edit]

Key: Operational Withdrawn Preserved Sold for scrap Under repair Sold for further use


N.B. For scrapped locomotives, see below.

Number Class Name Livery Year Acquired Previous Owner Status
07001 07 - HNRC Orange 1989 ex-British Rail Preserved at Peak Rail in 2012
07013 07 - BR Blue 1992 ex-British Rail Preserved at The East Lancashire Railway in 2013
08481 08 - BR Blue 2005 ex-EWS Preserved on Vale of Glamorgan Railway in 2005
08507 08 - HNRC Orange 1993 ex-British Rail Operational
08527 08 - Trainload Grey 2006 ex-Bombardier Operational
08576 08 - BR Blue 2003 ex-EWS Stored on Battlefield Line
08668 08 - BR Blue 2000 ex-EWS Withdrawn
08700 08 - BR Blue 2000 ex-EWS Preserved at The East Lancashire Railway in 2009
08704 08 - BR Green 2009 ex-Industrial Preserved on The East Lancashire Railway in 2012
08707 08 - BR Blue 1993 ex-British Rail Sold for scrap 2005
08818 08 Molly HNRC Orange 2000 ex-EWS Operational
08825 08 - BR Blue 2005 ex-EWS Operational
08827 08 - BR Blue 2005 ex-EWS Withdrawn
08868 08 - BR Blue 1992 ex-British Rail Operational
08869 08 The Canary BR Green 2001 ex-Anglia Railways Withdrawn
08928 08 - Railfreight Grey 2001 ex-Anglia Railways Withdrawn
08936 08 - HNRC Orange 1993 ex-British Rail Sold to Cotswold Rail in 2004
09019 09 - Mainline Freight Blue 2010 ex-EWS Preserved at The West Somerset Railway in 2013
12082 11 - Early BR green without yellow/black ends 1992 ex-Industrial Preserved. Renumbered to 12049 in October 2010 as replacement for the fire-damaged Mid Hants machine.[3]
12083 11 - BR Blue 1998 ex-Industrial Preserved at Battlefield Line in 2006
12088 11 - BR Blue 1992 ex-Industrial Operational
20016 20 - BR Blue 2005 ex-DRS Withdrawn
20056 20 - TATA Blue/Yellow 2005 ex-Preserved Operational - on hire to Corus
20057 20 - BR Blue 2005 ex-DRS Withdrawn
20066 20 - TATA Blue/Yellow 2004 ex-DRS Currently at Barrow Hill.
20073 20 - BR Blue 2004 ex-DRS Sold for scrap in 2006
20088 20 - RFS Grey 2005 ex-DRS Withdrawn
20096 20 - BR Blue 2005 ex-Preserved Mainline Operational
20105 20 - RFS Grey 2005 ex-DRS Scrapped in 2010
20107 20 - BR Blue 2006 ex-Preserved Mainline Operational
20110 20 - BR Green 2013 ex-DRS Preserved on South Devon Railway in 2002.
20118 20 Saltburn By The Sea BR Railfreight Red Stripe 2006 ex-Preserved South Devon Railway and North Norfolk Railway Overhaul to mainline standard
20121 20 - BR Blue 2005 ex-DRS Stored at The Wensleydale Railway
20132 20 - Railfreight Grey/Red Solebar 2005 ex-DRS Mainline Operational
20142 20 - BR Blue 2006 ex-DRS Mainline Operational
20166 20 - BR Green/Red Solebar/White Roof 1995 ex-Preserved Bodmin and Wenford Railway and The Wensleydale Railway Due for a return to traffic
20168 20 Sir George Earle White with Purple sole bar and full yellow ends 2001 ex-EWS Operational - On hire at Hope Cement Works
20215 20 - Railfreight Grey/Red Solebar 2005 ex-DRS Scrapped by CF Booth Limited, Rotherham in 2009
20311 20 - HN Rail Orange 2011 ex-DRS Mainline Operational
20314 20 - HN Rail Orange 2011 ex-DRS Mainline Operational
20901 20 - GBRF Blue 2005 ex-DRS Mainline Operational with GBRF
20902 20 - DRS Blue 2004 ex-DRS Sold for scrap in 2010
20903 20 - DRS Blue 2005 ex-DRS Due for a return to traffic
20904 20 - DRS Blue 2005 ex-DRS Due for a return to traffic
20905 20 - GBRF Blue 2005 ex-DRS Mainline Operational with GBRF
20906 20 - White with full yellow Ends 2005 ex-DRS Operational - On hire at Hope Cement Works
31113 31 - Civil Engineers 2004 ex-EWS Sold for scrap in 2008
31465 31 - Regional Railways 2003 ex-EWS Sold to Network Rail in 2008
31514 31 - Civil Engineers 2004 ex-EWS Preserved on Ecclesbourne Valley Railway in 2005
33002 33 - Civil Engineers 2004 ex-DRS Preserved on South Devon Railway in 2005
33008 33 - BR Green 2004 ex-DRS Preserved at Battlefield Line
33019 33 - Civil Engineers 2002 ex-EWS Preserved at Battlefield Line
33053 33 - Trainload Aggregates 2004 ex-DRS Preserved on Chinnor & Princes Risborough Railway in 2006
33057 33 - Civil Engineers 2004 ex-DRS Preserved on West Somerset Railway in 2005
33202 33 The Burma Star Civil Engineers 2002 ex-EWS Sold to Fragonset Railways in 2003
33203 33 - Railfreight Distribution 2004 ex-DRS Sold for scrap in 2006
37010 37 - Civil Engineers 2005 ex-EWS Sold for scrap in 2007
37037 37 - Trainload Metals 2003 ex-EWS Preserved on South Devon Railway in 2004
37068 37 - Railfreight Distribution 2005 ex-DRS Sold for scrap in 2005
37079 37 - Railfreight Distribution 2001 ex-EWS Sold for scrap in 2008
37087 37 Vulcan Avro B1 & B2 HNRC Orange 2002 ex-EWS Sold to Direct Rail Services in 2005; then scrapped by CF Booth Limited, Rotherham in 2013
37100 37 - Network Yellow 2006 ex-EWS Reinstated for use with Network Rail in 2007 as 97301
37131 37 - Trainload Grey 2005 ex-EWS Preserved at Peak Rail in 2005
37170 37 - Network Yellow 2005 ex-EWS Reinstated for use with Network Rail in 2008 as 97302
37178 37 - Network Yellow 2005 ex-EWS Reinstated for use with Network Rail in 2008 as 97303
37194 37 Neil Webster 1957-2001 HNRC Orange 2002 ex-EWS Sold to Direct Rail Services in 2005
37201 37 - Civil Engineers (Trans-Rail) 2002 ex-EWS Preserved at Barrow Hill Engine Shed in 2004
37214 37 - BR Blue 2006 ex-EWS Sold to West Coast Railway Company in 2006
37217 37 John Tiley Network Yellow 2006 ex-EWS Reinstated for use with Network Rail in 2008 as 97304
37220 37 - EW&S 2006 ex-EWS Sold for scrap 2007
37227 37 - Trainload Gray 2002 ex-EWS Preserved on Battlefield Line in 2003
37235 37 - Trainload Grey 2002 ex-EWS Scrapped in 2008
37242 37 - Mainline Freight 2002 ex-EWS Sold for scrap in 2005
37254 37 - Civil Engineers 2001 ex-EWS Sold for preservation in 2003
37275 37 - BR Blue 2012 ex-EWS Based at Barrow Hill.
37334 37 - Railfreight Distribution 2005 ex-DRS Sold for scrap in 2005
37415 37 - EW&S 2009 ex-EWS Sold for scrap in 2013
37428 37 Loch Long / Loch Awe Royal Scotsman 2009 ex-EWS Scrapped by CF Booth Limited, Rotherham in 2013
37503 37 - EW&S 2003 ex-EWS Due for a return to traffic
37510 37 - InterCity 2003 ex-EWS Sold to Direct Rail Services in 2005
37515 37 - HNRC Orange 2003 ex-EWS Scrapped in 2010
37521 37 English China Clays EWS 2011 ex-EWS
37667 37 - EW&S 2005 ex-EWS Sold to Direct Rail Services in 2006
37670 20 - DBS Red ex-DBS Stored at EMR Kingsbury
37672 37 - Trans-Rail 2006 ex-EWS Scrapped in December 2010
37680 37 - Trainload Aggregates 2006 ex-EWS Scrapped on Christmas Eve, 2010
37696 37 - Trans-Rail 2008 ex-EWS Sold for scrap in 2013
37704 37 - EW&S 2005 ex-EWS Scrapped in 2009
37898 37 - Trans-Rail 2004 ex-EWS Scrapped by European Metal Recycling in 2011
37902 37 - Trainload Metals 2005 ex-DRS Sold for scrap in 2005
45112 45 Royal Army Ordnance Corps BR Blue - - Sold
47245 47 - Railfreight Distribution 2003 ex-EWS Sold to West Coast Railway Company in 2004
47492 47 - Rail Express Systems 2003 ex-EWS Sold to West Coast Railway Company in 2010
47714 47 - Anglia Railways Green 2008 ex-Cotswold Rail Operational - based at Old Dalby Test Track
47768 47 - Rail Express Systems 2005 ex-EWS Preserved on Vale of Glamorgan Railway in 2005
47829 47 - British Transport Police 2008 ex-Riviera Trains Scrapped by CF Booth Limited, Rotherham in 2013
D9016 55 Gordon Highlander BR Green 2008 ex-Preserved Sold to Martin Walker in 2009
56029 56 - Trans-Rail 2005 ex-EWS Sold to Jarvis in 2005
56034 56 - Load-Haul 2005 ex-EWS Sold to Jarvis in 2005
56045 56 - Load-Haul 2004 ex-EWS Sold to Jarvis in 2005
56124 56 - Trans-Rail 2004 ex-EWS Sold to Jarvis in 2005
57005 57 - Advenza Freight Blue 2009 ex-Advenza Freight Sold to West Coast Railway Company in 2011
57006 57 - Advenza Freight Blue 2009 ex-Advenza Freight Sold to West Coast Railway Company in 2011
73141 73 - InterCity Executive 2002 ex-EWS Sold to Network Rail in 2003

Scrapped locomotives[edit]

The company has dismantled over thirty Class 47 locomotives

HNRC also operates as a scrap dealer, dismantling redundant locomotives and rolling stock, either on site, or at the scrapyard in Kingsbury. Details of all locomotives scrapped are shown below. Those listed in bold were dismantled at Kingsbury.

Locomotives for scrap[edit]

  • 08448, 08449, 08607, 08666
  • 20145
  • 37222, 37711, 37713, 37889

Locomotives scrapped[edit]

Class Locomotive Numbers Totals
Class 08: 08216, 08239, 08390, 08542, 08601, 08625, 08634, 08692, 08707, 08723,
08817, 08829, 08932, 08957
14
Class 11: 12074, 12098 2
Class 20: 20105, 20113, 20159, 20175, 20902' 4
Class 31: 31125, 31147, 31168, 31174, 31196, 31229, 31263, 31275, 31282, 31283,
31286, 31299, 31306, 31308, 31320, 31428, 31516, 31541, 31548
19
Class 33: 33023, 33038, 33205 3
Class 37: 37013, 37045, 37048, 37063, 37070, 37072, 37078, 37095, 37098, 37111,
37133, 37138, 37141, 37209, 37252, 37331, 37332, 37343, 37345, 37359,
37384, 37715, 37903
23
Class 47: 47095, 47125, 47188, 47213, 47218, 47221, 47238, 47256, 47283, 47294,
47297, 47300, 47331, 47341, 47344, 47361, 47462, 47478, 47515, 47535, 47539, 47634,
47702, 47703, 47711, 47745, 47764, 47766, 47774, 47775, 47777,
47778, 47779, 47829, 47844, 47971
34
Class 50: 50023 1
Class 56: 56019, 56047, 56123, 56135 4
Class 73: 73004 1
Class 86: 86611, 86631 2
Class 87: 87101 1
TOTAL: 108

References[edit]

  1. ^ Railfest2004, accessed 13 August 2008
  2. ^ European Metal Recycling website
  3. ^ "End of the Line: Withdrawn & Stored Locomotives UK". www.wnxx.com. 1 November 2010. Retrieved 2010-11-01. 

Coordinates: 53°16′28.00″N 1°22′54.50″W / 53.2744444°N 1.3818056°W / 53.2744444; -1.3818056