Surplus assets available to buy
Assets such as locomotives, wagons, coaching stock and nameplates that are surplus to requirements are made available to buy from DB Cargo UK.
These items are made available here for expressions of interest or bids.
Our disposals policy
Please read our disposals policy, which sets out our Code of Practice for disposing of redundant locomotives and other assets.
This section is intended to set out DB Cargo’s Code of Practice with regards to the disposal of redundant locomotives. DB Cargo’s policy is to promote the growth and expansion of the UK rail industry and will not support restrictive or anti competitive action by any party.
DB Cargo operates in a free market without government grant or subsidy and will process the disposal of surplus assets in a way that encourages re-use of the locomotives or locomotive components whilst recognising commercial reality, safe practices and the market value of the assets.
The regulatory bodies have enforcement powers, which may be used if DB Cargo fails to comply with legislation or any relevant Operating Licence conditions.
This Code of Practice sets out in an open and transparent way how DB Cargo intends to dispose of its surplus locomotives and in doing so, seeks to satisfy the various regulatory authorities that the duties, conditions and constraints imposed by Health and Safety Legislation, DB Cargo’s Operating Licences and current Competition Law are met.
Availability and Categorisation of Locomotives
The decision to transfer locomotives from one category to another may be driven by a number of factors including those detailed above. Only locomotives in Group 4 will be considered for sale or disposal in accordance with this Code of Practice.
Marketing of Locomotives
Locomotives may become available for disposal for a variety of reasons including:
Locomotives placed into Group 4 are available for disposal by sale and their reinstatement to Group 1, 2 or 3 would only occur in extreme circumstances, such as catastrophic or unforeseen loss (e.g. derailment, collision, fire, etc.) or shortage of locomotives in the other categories.
Criteria for identifying Method of Disposal
Advertising of Available Locomotives
Notwithstanding the above, DB Cargo reserves its right to dispose of locomotives outwith this Code of Practice when this involves transfer within DB Cargo (or DB Cargo Group Companies) or in extreme cases involving donations, or exchange deals. Locomotives transferred to other DB Cargo Group Companies will be returned to DB Cargo when they are no longer required by the relevant DB Cargo Group Company concerned.
Contracts for sale shall be awarded to the Tenderer with the highest present value offered. In addition, financial standing or credit history, good faith of the Tenderer, speed of sale/site clearance and payment terms may also be taken into account.
All Group 4 sales shall be concluded in accordance with this Tender Policy.
All tendering activities and subsequent sales shall be (i) under the authority of the Cargo Disposals Manager and (ii) subject to preservation of strict confidentiality as may be detailed and necessary for the due performance of a given contract.
Safety and Environmental Considerations
DB Cargo gives no warranties and it shall be the sole responsibility of the Buyer of the locomotive (or component, as applicable) to verify its condition and to demonstrate to the satisfaction of the appropriate Authorities that it is in such a safe condition as may be demanded, and where appropriate, to secure re-registration to the RSL. (Note: The Rail industry has acceptance procedures to control the re-instatement and registration of locomotives on the RSL and Buyers will be responsible for making their own arrangements in this regard. Details of approved Vehicle Acceptance Bodies, of which DB Cargo is currently one, can be obtained from Railway Safety and Standards Board, Evergreen House 160 Euston Road, London NW1 2DX).
Residual Risk and Liability
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