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How come those c class were scrapped on NIR?


NIR originally leased and then purchased (in April 1986) a number of redundant B201 class locomotives from CIÉ. These were 216 (became NIR 104), 227 (106), 228 (107), 230 (108), 234 (109) and 224. Following delivery to NIR, 224 was found to have a bent frame and was replaced by 218 (105). As CIÉ / IÉ had no use for it, 224 remained in the north until it was scrapped in 1996. With the exception of 106 (ex-CIÉ 227) all the other members of the 104 class were also scrapped - 109 in 03/93, 107 in 01/96 and 104 / 105 / 108 in 09/97. No 106 was taken to Cahirciveen where it was cosmetically restored and plinthed as C202. Unfortunately it was heavilly vandalised and was subsequently removed to storage in Waterford.

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