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DRS holds record-breaking open day

Direct Rail Services’ (DRS) Gresty Bridge depot in Crewe opened its doors last month for its annual open day.

A record £37,351 was raised for charity on the day, which welcomed around 4,000 visitors.

More than 20 DRS locomotives were on display, including a new Class 88.

Two naming ceremonies also took place, with MP Laura Smith unveiling a name plate on 66421 for ‘Gresty Bridge TMD’ and Brian Hetherington from the engineering team unveiling 57007 ‘John Scott’ – a long-serving DRS employee from Kingmoor, Carlisle.


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