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In 2007, it was announced that NIR's three locomotives were to be converted to push-pull operation.
The DBSO driving trailer for this set was due to be delivered in 2009, leading to speculation that this set may remain in service after 2010, and may even see increased use in passenger service.
Four similar EMD JT22CW-2 locomotives are used by Serbian Railways, designated as ŽS series 666.
They were originally intended by Yugoslav Railways for use with Tito's special Blue Train, hence their all blue livery.
The Córas Iompair Éireann 071 Class locomotives were the principal passenger locomotives on the Irish railway network for twenty years from their introduction in the late 1970s.
They operate ferry services across the English Channel, North Sea and Irish Sea via their fleet of more than 20 ships, which undertake over 30,000 sailings each year.Three locomotives are currently not operational and awaiting overhaul, while 003 (Sutjeska) started running test rides in January 2015 after an overhaul in Kraljevo.On 23 January 2015 003 re-entered service.7 locomotives in Black & Silver railfreight livery. The 071 Class was available as a 00 gauge Resin kit by Model Irish Railways (MIR) but is no longer made.As of July 2017 locos 071, 073, 076, 077, 078, 081, 082, 084, 085, 087 and 088 have been refurbished.Class members that had been out of use for a number of years have been reinstated into service after overhaul.
As of 2015 the DBSO has been disposed of, never having been used, and is now preserved at Downpatrick and used as a barrier vehicle for their Class 450 DEMU.