CP backs down from scrapping steam engines after outcry

in News · 08-03-2018 14:08:00 · 1 Comments

Portuguese train operator CP – Comboios de Portugal, has said it has suspended the sale of some engines as scrap following public outcry.

Daily paper Público reported on Wednesday that the company was trying to sell three 100-year-old steam engines for scrap, which caused an outcry among train enthusiasts, who said the locomotives should be saved for their historical and museum value.

The national rail company has now said the National Railway Museum will be given another chance to assess the engines, and that it was willing to sell the train to any credible entity that was able to avoid their degradation and ensure preservation.


contact address of who is dealing with the sale of the 3 steam engines

by mike lis from Algarve on 13-03-2018 10:25:00
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