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Decision to buy diesel 'flawed'

Alternative not up to task

A diesel locomotive bought to help with work on the Island's heritage railways was a failure on 'a number of fronts', according to Infrastructure Minister Ray Harmer.

The £400,000 train has been beset with a series of breakdowns since it was purchased in 2014 - and it's understood parts are still awaiting repairs.

It was labelled a 'disastrous purchase' by a former Onchan MHK.

Speaking on Talking Heads earlier, Ray Harmer said the decision to buy what had been a cheaper alternative to the diesel originally intended, had obviously been flawed.

Watch more of the interview on the Man Radio Portal.

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