A train abandoned in a field has been discovered and taken back to the UK to be refurbished, it was reported today.
In a bid to save time and money, a train is being returned to the US to be rebuilt to better meet the requirements of the US Government’s ghost trains program.
It is hoped that it will save the train from being abandoned again, as a lot of the train has been destroyed.
A spokesperson for the US National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) told the New York Times: “We have never encountered this situation before.
The train is safe and sound.”
However, the spokesperson said it was too early to say whether it was the case that the train was being returned because it was a “ghost train” or because the train had already been inspected and approved.
“The train is in good condition, we don’t want to rush it,” said the spokesperson.
The spokesperson said there were currently no plans to return the train, but it could be moved to another location in the US, or be re-routed to the next train depot.
Meanwhile, the company that built the train is still awaiting confirmation that it was being re-laid up, and has asked for further assistance to be made available.