Harry Needle Railroad Company

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Harry Needle Railroad Company
Private
Industry Rail
Founded 1998
Headquarters Barrow Hill, Chesterfield, United Kingdom
Area served
UK
Products Locomotive Spot Hire and Maintenance/Repair
Services Mainline and Shunting Locomotive Hire, Maintenance, Repairs and Heavy Overhauls
Owner Harry Needle
Subsidiaries HN Rail Limited
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. Prior to 2010 the company also recovered valuable spares from scrapped railway vehicles, either on the vehicle owners site, or at the European Metal Recycling scrapyard in Kingsbury.

Fleet Details[edit]

Key: Operational Maintained by HNRC Withdrawn/Stored Preserved Sold for Scrap Under Repair Sold for Further Use

All locomotives below are owned or were previously owned by HNRC, unless otherwise stated.


N.B. For scrapped locomotives, see below.

Number Class Name Current Livery Year Acquired Previous Owner / Operator Status
01515 01/5 - DLO Pink/White stripe 2013 ex-MOD (Surplus) Stored at Barrow Hill
01520 01/5 - DLO Pink/White stripe 2013 ex-MOD (Surplus) Operational at Barrow Hill
01526 01/5 - DLO Pink/White stripe 2013 ex-MOD (Surplus) Stored at The Wensleydale Railway
01529 01/5 - DLO Pink/White stripe 2013 ex-MOD (Surplus) Operational at The Wensleydale Railway
01530 01/5 - DLO Pink/White stripe 2013 ex-MOD (Surplus) Operational at The Wensleydale Railway
01543 01/5 - DLO Pink/White stripe 2013 ex-MOD (Surplus) Operational at the East Kent Railway
01544 01/5 - DLO Pink/White stripe 2013 ex-MOD (Surplus) Stored at The Wensleydale Railway
01545 01/5 - DLO Pink/White stripe 2013 ex-MOD (Surplus) Operational at The Wensleydale Railway
01546 01/5 - DLO Pink/White stripe 2013 ex-MOD (Surplus) Operational at the East Kent Railway
01547 01/5 - DLO Pink/White stripe 2013 ex-MOD (Surplus) Operational, Long Marston
06003 06 - BR Blue 1989 ex-British Rail Sold and Preserved at Peak Rail in 2011
07001 07 - HNRC Orange 1989 ex-British Rail Sold and Preserved at Peak Rail in 2012
07013 07 - BR Blue 1992 ex-British Rail Sold and Preserved at The East Lancashire Railway in 2013
08389 08 - EW&S 2009 ex-EWS Stored at Barrow Hill
08481 08 - BR Blue 2005 ex-EWS Sold and Preserved on Vale of Glamorgan Railway in 2005
08502 08 - Non-Standard Blue - ex-Industrial On Exam at HNRC Barrow Hill
08503 08 - ICI Blue - ex-Industrial Sold, Vale of Glamorgan Railway
08507 08 - Riviera Oxford Blue 1993 ex-British Rail Sold to Riviera Trains at Crewe in 2013
08527 08 - DCE Grey 2006 ex-Bombardier Operational, Allerton
08685 08 - EW&S 2009 ex-EWS Stored at Barrow Hill
08700 08 - BR Blue 2014 ex-Preserved The East Lancashire Railway Operational, Bombardier Ilford
08704 08 - BR Green 2009 ex-Industrial Sold to Riviera Trains at Crewe in 2013
08707 08 - BR Blue 1993 ex-British Rail Sold for scrap 2005
08765 08 - HN Rail Orange 2008 ex-EWS Awaiting Reactivation at Barrow Hill
08786 08 - DCE Grey 2008 ex-EWS Stored at Barrow Hill
08818 08 Molly HNRC Orange 2000 ex-EWS Operational, Trafford Park
08825 08 - BR Blue 2005 ex-EWS Preserved on the Chinnor & Princes Risborough Railway
08834 08 - Unbranded DRS Oxford Blue 2010 ex-DRS On-exam at HNRC Barrow Hill
08868 08 - LNWR 1992 ex-British Rail Sold to LNWR at Crewe
08892 08 - Unbranded DRS Oxford Blue 2010 ex-DRS Operational - Old Dalby Test Track, Ashfordby
08905 08 - EW&S 2005 ex-EWS Stored at Hope Cement Works, Castleton
08918 08 - DCE Grey 2005 ex-EWS Stored at Nemesis Rail, Burton-upon-Trent
08924 08 - HN Rail Orange 2009 ex-EWS Operational, Garston
08936 08 - HNRC Orange 1993 ex-British Rail Sold to Cotswold Rail in 2004
08943 08 - HNRC Orange - ex-EWS Operational, Central Rivers
08944 08 - Railshunt UK Black 2015 ex-Preserved The East Lancashire Railway Stored at The East Lancashire Railway
08954 08 - BR Blue - ex-EWS Sold in 2011 (Polmadie)
08956 08 - Serco Blue Since 2012 Owned by Serco Operational - Old Dalby Test Track, Ashfordby
09012 09 Dick Hardy Trainload Grey - ex-EWS Sold and Preserved at The Severn Valley Railway in 2012
09014 08 - DCE Grey - ex-EWS Stored at Nemesis Rail, Burton-upon-Trent
09019 09 - BR Green 2010 ex-EWS Sold and Preserved at The West Somerset Railway in 2013
D4092 10 - BR Green - ex-Industrial Withdrawn/Stored. On Display at Barrow Hill as the loco was based at the Depot under BR
12082 11 - Early BR green without yellow/black ends 1992 ex-Industrial Sold and Preserved. Renumbered to 12049 in October 2010 as replacement for the fire-damaged Mid Hants machine.[2]
12083 11 - BR Blue 1998 ex-Industrial Preserved at Battlefield Line in 2006
12088 11 - BR Blue 1992 ex-Industrial Withdrawn to the Aln Valley Railway
20016 20 - BR Blue 2005 ex-DRS Withdrawn, Long Marston
20056 20 - CORUS Yellow 2005 ex-Preserved Stored at Sunthorpe Steel Works
20057 20 - BR Blue 2005 ex-DRS Sold to Michael Owen in 2013
20066 20 - TATA Blue/Yellow 2004 ex-DRS On Hire At Unknown Location
20073 20 - BR Blue 2004 ex-DRS Sold for scrap in 2006
20081 20 - BR Blue 2005 ex-DRS Withdrawn, Long Marston
20087 20 Hercules BR Blue 2015 ex-Preserved The East Lancashire Railway Stored at The East Lancashire Railway
20088 20 - RFS Grey 2005 ex-DRS Withdrawn, Long Marston
20092 20 - RFS Grey 2005 ex-DRS Withdrawn, Long Marston
20096 20 - BR Blue 2011 ex-Preserved (Trevor Dean) 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-Preserved South Devon Railway Withdrawn/Stored at The East Lancashire Railway.
20118 20 Saltburn By The Sea BR Railfreight Red Stripe 2010 ex-Preserved South Devon Railway and North Norfolk Railway Mainline Operational
20121 20 - HN Rail Orange 2005 ex-DRS Stored at Barrow Hill
20132 20 Barrow Hill Depot Railfreight Grey/Red Solebar 2005 ex-DRS Mainline Operational
20166 20 - HN Rail Orange 1995 ex-Preserved Bodmin and Wenford Railway Due for a return to traffic at The Wensleydale Railway
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 & Gold 2005 ex-DRS Mainline Operational with GBRf
20902 20 - DRS Blue 2004 ex-DRS Sold for scrap in 2010
20903 20 - Unbranded DRS Blue 2005 ex-DRS Stored at Nemesis Rail, Burton-upon-Trent
20904 20 - Unbranded DRS Blue 2005 ex-DRS Stored at Nemesis Rail, Burton-upon-Trent
20905 20 - GBRf Blue & Gold 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
37029 37 - BR Green 2008 ex-DRS Preserved on Epping Ongar Railway in 2010
37037 37 - Trainload Metals 2003 ex-EWS Preserved on South Devon Railway in 2004
37057 37 Viking EW&S 2009 ex-EWS Sold and Preserved at Barrow Hill Engine Shed in 2012
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-Preserved 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-Preserved Sold and Preserved on South Devon Railway in 2013
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 2011 ex-EWS Sold to Direct Rail Services in 2013
37510 37 - Intercity 2003 ex-EWS Sold to Direct Rail Services in 2005
37515 37 - HNRC Orange 2003 ex-EWS Sold to Direct Rail Services in 2005, Scrapped in 2010
37521 37 English China Clays EW&S 2011 ex-EWS Sold to Direct Rail Services in 2013
37667 37 - EW&S 2005 ex-EWS Sold to Direct Rail Services in 2006
37670 37 DBS Red 2011 ex-DBS Sold to Direct Rail Services in 2013
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 - ex-Preserved Sold to Nemesis Rail, Burton-upon-Trent
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
47703 47 Saint Mungo Fragonset Railways 2008 ex-Cotswold Rail Operational - On Hire to Wabtec at Doncaster for ETS Testing/Supply on VTEC Class 91 sets.
47714 47 - Anglia Railways Green 2008 ex-Cotswold Rail Operational - Based at Old Dalby Test Track, Ashfordby
47715 47 Haymarket[3] Network SouthEast Blue/White/Red 2013 ex-Preserved Operational at The Wensleydale Railway
47768 47 - Green Primer 2005 ex-EWS Preserved on Vale of Glamorgan Railway in 2005. Bought and stored by West Coast Railway Company in 2011
47769 47 Resolve Virgin CrossCountry 2013 ex-Riviera Trains Under Repair at Barrow Hill
47812 47 - Riviera Oxford Blue Since 2014 Owned by Riviera Trains Mainline Operational with GBRf
47815 47 Great Western Riviera Oxford Blue Since 2014 Owned by Riviera Trains Mainline Operational with GBRf
47829 47 - British Transport Police 2008 ex-Riviera Trains Scrapped by CF Booth Limited, Rotherham in 2013
47843 47 Vulcan Riviera Oxford Blue Since 2014 Owned by Riviera Trains Mainline Operational with GBRf
47847 47 - BR Large Logo Blue Since 2015 Owned by Riviera Trains Mainline Operational with GBRf
47848 47 Titan Star Riviera Oxford Blue Since 2015 Owned by Riviera Trains Mainline Operational with GBRf
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, 08576, 08601, 08625, 08634, 08668, 08692, 08707, 08723,
08817, 08829, 08932, 08957
16
Class 11: 12074, 12098 2
Class 20: 20105, 20113, 20159, 20175, 20902' 5
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, 47711, 47745, 47764, 47766, 47774, 47775, 47777,
47778, 47779, 47829, 47844, 47971
35
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. ^ "End of the Line: Withdrawn & Stored Locomotives UK". www.wnxx.com. 1 November 2010. Retrieved 2010-11-01. 
  3. ^ "Renaming Ceremony Following Restoration and Repainting of Class 47 Diesel Locomotive". 2 June 2016. Retrieved 11 June 2016. 

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