This picture of D9505 was taken at SA Sobermai, Maldegem, near Bruges, Belgium on the 27th June 1976 (NB - Initially this was incorrectly captioned as being D9534). Although its condition suggests that it is being used as a source of spares, more likely it is mid way through an overhaul. JM Tolson/The Transport Treasury
D9505 is pictured at Moerbeke-Wass Sugar Factory, near Gent, Belgium on 25th May 1996. Mark Jones
This locomotive saw industrial service at APCM, Hope, Derbyshire along with D9534 from September 1968 until May 1975. However, IRS Bulletin 183 recorded that both were stored out of use by the 13th October 1974.
On 5th May 1975 both departed Hope by rail for Harwich where they have been reported as arriving on 10th July. This though is contrary to a report from the Ipswich Transport Society that D9505 and D9534 were towed through Ipswich by 37044 on 10th May as 9X35 on their way to Harwich. This does though suggest that they may have spent a short time elsewhere, possibly Whitemoor Yard, where they were photographed. Perhaps they also spent time at Harwich after arrival which explains the 10th July date. Any sightings during this period would be welcomed. Transported by sea from Harwich to Belgium. Moved to SA Sobermai, Maldegem, near Bruges, Belgium where it was overhauled. No reported sightings appear to exist then for a decade. By 1987 it had been sold to Suikergroep N. V. Operstraat, Moerbeke-Waas sugar factory, near Gent, Belgium. Whether it moved there in c1977 has never been established, however, it is possible it was elsewhere during that period. Italian firm Ambrogio Transporti S.P.A. who had a terminal at Mechelen, just north of Brussels has been suggested as a possibility, see D9534.
Recorded as scrapped on site 1999.
Sightings for D9505
|D9505 (+D9534)||March (precise location not noted)||05/05/1975||Derek Woodridge|
|D9505 (+D9534)||Passed through Ipswich hauled by 37044 as 9X35||10/05/1975||Ipswich Transport Society|
|D9505||SA Sobermai, Maldegem, near Bruges, Belgium||01/05/1976||IRS visit report|
|D9505||SA Sobermai, Maldegem, near Bruges, Belgium||27/06/1976||IRS visit report|
|D9505||Moerbeke Sugar Factory, near Gent Belgium||07/07/1987||Robert von Hirschhorn|
|D9505||Moerbeke Sugar Factory, near Gent, Belgium||28/11/1992||Railway Magazine June 1995|
|D9505||Moerbeke Sugar Factory, near Gent, Belgium||07/12/1994||Railway Magazine June 1995|
|D9505||Moerbeke-Wass Sugar Factory, near Gent, Belgium||25/05/1996||Mark Jones|
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