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Restoration and Maintenance of CIG 1497, Buffet 69318 and 73210

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CIG 1497

This unit was part of the last batch of Phase 2 4CIGs, unit numbers from 7367 to 7438, that were built at York works.

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Buffet 69318

This vehicle was originally part of Phase 1 4BIG Unit no. 7048, these units-along with the Phase 1 CIG Units were the first units of this type, replacing Southern railway built 6PAN and 6PUL units. They were known as Brighton Line replacement stock.

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73210 was rescued from Eastleigh when the works was being closed, and the loco was at risk of being cut up. It is at present the only preserved Gatwick Express Class 73.

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