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Old December 11th 20, 01:10 PM posted to uk.railway,
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Default Have the 483s had their final run?

On 05 Dec 2020 10:40:52 +0000 (GMT), Theo

In uk.railway Recliner wrote:
Have they planned any special farewell/final trips? If so, they might make
the effort to patch up one set enough to do it. If not, it's probably not
worth it.

I assume not. IoW is in Tier 1 and they probably don't want to encourage
more people to come from higher tier areas.

I assume the set going to the Steam Railway will never be able to run on
the electric line again?

It appears it's going for static display in their Train Story museum.
That's not to say a preservation group might not take it on further down the
line, of course...

I hope the EoR get the unit that's in the best operational state, given they
want to run it. (It's not clear if that's one of the recently failed ones,
or 483007 which is still under overhaul)

Would it be possible to use portable batteries to run a short distance
without having to modify the train itself?