D2164 - 03164

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Ex BR Class 03s, Class 06 and Class 07 exported to Trieste, Italy

To Shipbreaking (Queenborough), Queenborough, Kent, July 1976; exported to Trieste, Italy, February 1977; It was initially stored in the premises of or adjacent to Acciaieria Ferriera Adriatica (A.F.A.) in the docks area. A.F.A. itself was actually just a holding company (a steel warehouse in effect, used for import/export purposes)?, part of the much larger Lombarde Falck (now Gruppo Falck) enterprise. A.F.A. in Trieste seems to have gone out of business around 1973 and these buildings were reported out-of-use by 1974. It is then recorded as having been used at the Lucchini Group steelworks at Servola.

Recent research by David Gregory casts doubt on the Servola reference. David says that a list of all Lombarde Falck holdings show no evidence of any link to the Servola steelworks which was actually part of the ILVA company - known simply as 'Italsider' at the time of the locomotives' export to Trieste. Servola has since changed hands and names several times! In fact, any documentation that suggests that Ex BR locomotives were exported for use by Lucchini at Servola is an anachronism - Lucchini group did not have any holding/interest at Servola until 1995.

It is though known that it was later overhauled by IPE at their workshop in the village of Pradelle, Nogarole Rocca, Verona and then used by Trafilierie Carlo Gnutti S.p.A. at the Steel Works located west of the station in Chiari, Brescia.  It was scrapped on site, 23rd May 1997.

03164 was one of four locomotives exported to Italy in 1977. During the summer of that year it was photographed either at or adjacent to the premises of Acciaieria Ferriera Adriatica in the docks area of Trieste.   Giorgio Grissla

Shortly before it was scrapped, 03164 was photographed at Acciaierie ISA, Chiari Steel Works, Brescia on 10th May 1997.   Mark Jones


Sightings for D2164

Loco Location Date Seen by
03164 Shipbreaking, Queenborough 21/08/1976 IRS ref 76-0489
03164 Shipbreaking, Queenborough 27/08/1976 Gary Pullan
03164 Shipbreaking, Queenborough 14/02/1977 C. J. Coates
03164 Trieste Docks, Italy 08/1978 Giorgio Pride
03164 Acciaierie ISA, Chiari Steel Works, Brescia, Italy 01/08/1996 p209 Deutsche Lokomotiven in Italien
03164 Acciaierie ISA, Chiari Steel Works, Brescia, Italy 28/08/1996 Mark Jones
03164 Acciaierie ISA, Chiari Steel Works, Brescia, Italy 10/05/1997 Mark Jones


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