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.
In July 2017, loco 073 was overhauled and repainted back to the original Irish Rail livery dating back to 1987 in order to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the company.
The Class 111 as they are known by NI Railways is identical to the Class 071.
“Why is it that a guy fiercely pursues a woman at first, and then when he finds out she is actually interested he is not so sure if he is interested anymore? For background, I’m 29, live in Australia, and I’ve been on 5 dates with this guy so far but we haven’t kissed yet.” — Sheila Well well.
And then his interest wanes and he starts treating her like an option instead of a priority? An excellent question that has been posed by women since time immemorial.
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.
Those that received a re-paint into the new livery were: Nos.
071, 072, 073, 074, 075, 076, 079, 080, 081, 082, 083, 085, 086 and 088.
These locomotives differ from the Irish units in being standard gauge rather than Irish 1600mm gauge and having a full width car-body.
After the dissolution of Yugoslavia, the locomotives have been used to haul freight and passenger trains.
NI Railways has three of these locomotives, which are now mainly used for ballasting duties since their replacement on the Enterprise and other passenger duties.