Letter; Sleepers up for sale

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The Independent Online
rom Mr Peter Conroy

Sir: Peter Brown, of the London Friends of the West Highland Line, is possibly incorrect when he says in his letter (1 April) that sleeper rolling stock will probably be scrapped. To date, 10 surplus sleepers have been sold to Danish state railways and a further three to SIG (manufacturers) of Switzerland, the latter presumably for regauging and resale. A further 100 will be available for resale when sleeper cutbacks are complete. Presumably, this is doing wonders for our "visible" exports.

Yours sincerely,



1 April