GWR ‘802s’ rolled out in Italy

West Country debut planned for 16 July

Moving Wheels

Roll out: the first two complete Italianbuilt Class 802s pull out of the recently opened test house at the Pistoia plant; on the left is No 802003 and on the right No 802004. All photos by Colin J. Marsden
Bodyshell takes shape: after passing through the massive welding jig to join the floor pan, side sections, rood and vehicle ends together, a shell for a Motor Standard vehicle is seen nearly complete and awaiting movement to the paint facility.

The first of the Italian-built five-car Class 802/0 BMUs (bi-mode multiple-units) were handed over to owner Eversholt and operator Great Western Railway on 9 February in a high-profile event held at the Hitachi assembly plant in Pistoia, in the Tuscany region of Italy.

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