We’re on the move!

Posted by Robert Hampton on 26th February 2012 at 10:10 pm

Two years and nine months have passed since the 502 was moved from long-term storage at MoD Kineton to its current home at Tebay. The unit will shortly be on the move again, this time to what is hoped will be a permanent home at the Merseyside Transport Trust‘s base in Burscough, Lancashire.

As well as being a lot more accessible for the 502 Group’s core Merseyside membership, the MTT building offers numerous other benefits to us. It is secure, has power and running water, and – most importantly – is indoors!

The unit will be moved in two stages, with the motor coach being transported on Saturday 3rd March and the trailer following on the Sunday. So if you are travelling on the M6 between Tebay and Preston next weekend, keep an eye out for a low loader with a maroon/rust-coloured load!

We hope that restoration work will be able to progress much faster at Burscough than was possible at Tebay. So if you’d like to get involved with the ongoing work, now is the ideal time to join the group.

6 Comments

  1. Comment by Rob
    26th February 2012 at 10:23 pm

    Good luck with the move, hope all goes well.

  2. Comment by Peter
    26th February 2012 at 10:50 pm

    I hope the move goes well and that it will be possible to salvage someting positive form the remains of this unit.

  3. Comment by James Sutcliffe
    1st March 2012 at 6:10 pm

    It’s a disgrace that the NRM took such a cavalier attitude to this unique piece of heritage. EMU preservation has fared very badly in this country and I wish you all the best in restoring the 502 to running order. Who knows, one day it may be able to grace the 3rd rail again?

  4. Comment by Barry anderson
    2nd March 2012 at 5:20 pm

    Cant see it to be honest

  5. Comment by phil hughes
    3rd March 2012 at 2:16 pm

    needs to be saved at all costs

  6. Comment by dave
    3rd March 2012 at 4:17 pm

    has it made a move yet as not much daylight left for today

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