Over the next couple of months, 144003 will undergo a comprehensive deep clean both inside and out along with a comprehensive electrical & mechanical inspection plus fixing any faults that become apparent during this time.
Once that is completed and the unit is ready to enter traffic, a period of training will begin here at Ruddington to ensure that our crews are familiar with the Class 144 before it enters passenger service during early to mid 2021.
Once 144003 is in passenger carrying service here at Ruddington, a regime of preventative maintenance and repair will be ongoing. The aim of our group and GCRN is to keep 144003 as original as possible within ever changing safety guidlines and eventually to return the unit to one of it's earlier liveries.
Unfortunately, all of this costs money so if you would like to donate a little something to our funds & help us keep 144003 in working order, you can donate by clicking the button below.