The design was very successful and this locomotive was selected for Gatwick Express upgrades which includes regearing the traction motors and the removal of the vacuum system. It was subsequently named Selhurst here, although ironically spent alot of it's time at Stewarts Lane. This is where it’s number was changed from 73116 to 73210. It is the only surviving Class 73/2 in preservation now as the majoriy of the class were taken from preservation and returned to mainline services with GBRf, following refurbishment.
It was withdrawn in the mid-2000s and preseved at the Mid-Norfolk Railway. It has recently had the vacuum system reinstated and further work to refurbish the cabs. It arrived at the EVR in April 2018 to operate passenger services on the line, albeit only in diesel mode. The EVR has a short rake of matching Gatwick Express coaches although as they are in use as static catering vehicles, there are currently no plans to run them in this formation.
|Class or Type:||73||Works No:|
|Brake Type:||Vacuum and Air||Operational Status:||Under Restoration|
|Owner:||Privately Owned||Arrived:||April 2018|