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MHK queries 'disastrous' purchase of locomotive

Mon, 16 Mar 2015


Railway bosses should be held accountable for the "disastrous purchase" of a diesel locomotive which cost over £400,000.

That's the claim made by Onchan MHK Peter Karran, who is questioning if the 2013 buy is fit-for-purpose.

Infrastructure Minister Phil Gawne says he appreciates people do have concerns after a number of issues.

The locomotive carries out a number of essential tasks and will ensure the long-term future of heritage railways.

However, Mr Gawne says there are still problems to iron out:  

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