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  • 210382

    23 September 2017 - Greg Hartle

    Is this vehicle now in private ownership at Barrow Hill? It's just that, I've seen 3 VDA's there today, 2 are still in the red/grey Railfreight livery and I believe they are 024955 & 024956....but there is another freshly painted in all over maroon.Is it this?

  • 041476

    23 September 2017 - David Crawley

    A photograph, taken by Roger Silsbury, of this vehicle appears in the April 1986 issue of Motive Power Monthly. The photo caption reads "..... 041476, previous identity not confirmed, one of the 16-ton cupboard door minerals built by Metropolitan-Cammell to the order of the Ministry of Supply for use by the SNCF in France. When they were replaced by larger vehicles in 1950, most returned to Britain and were refurbished for use by BR. The branding, 'Not to be used for PW ballast or other engineers materials' was applied to the whole class following a serious accident when the cupboard door fouled the loading gauge. BR diagram was 1/112. This wagon had been in internal use at Stratford, and was waiting to go to Tinsley for scrap when seen on 11 January (1986) at Temple Mills."

  • 1385

    17 September 2017 - Ben Williams

    I (and others) think there has been confusion over this van that moved from Chasewater to Isle of Wight in 2015. It seems all the evidence suggests it is actually DS36 / 083663 that is now here. I will alter records and sightings to suit. I am unsure if this one remains at Chasewater.

  • 68505

    11 September 2017 - Jonathan Anderson

    There was another unit on the Sidings At Eastleigh Works yard. I think this was it, but please correct me if wrong

    Regards

    Jonathan Anderson

  • 024822

    4 September 2017 - steve rimell

    Hey Michael, How did you get on ?. I'm about to embark on a 7mm / O gauge version.

  • 024000

    31 August 2017 - John Hall

    The number being M720003

  • 024000

    31 August 2017 - John Hall

    LMS 40T Bogie Bolster Uprated to 42T built at Wolverton 1935 to Lot 841 was condemned at Toton C&W in 11/1971 and converted to IU at Toton C&W in 08/1972 so it could be an outside possibility for IU 024000?

  • 024000

    31 August 2017 - Paul Walter Bartlett

    The late Charles Best appears to have recorded many of my sightings, from my photographs, as his own. I would be grateful if the records could be cleaned of this.

    It does seem strange that I am the only recorder of this IU.

  • 024682

    26 August 2017 - Alex Betteney

    Assuming the photos on VCT are correct, the 024682 is actually at Llanddu Junction, whilst the Palbrick at Nantmawr is 462760

  • 395771

    26 August 2017 - Dave Warby

    I found a photo of this vehicle here on flickr:

    https://flic.kr/p/WMHnjK

  • 150356

    26 August 2017 - Dave Warby

    I found a photo of this vehicle here on flickr:

    https://flic.kr/p/VFYiz3

  • 150137

    26 August 2017 - Dave Warby

    I found a photo of this vehicle here on flickr:

    https://flic.kr/p/WuRuHC

  • 320416

    23 August 2017 - Paul Walter Bartlett

    Nice photo from c1970 Sheffield Mess & Tool Van former GNR D.21 third class saloon at https://www.flickr.com/photos/blue-diesels/36752737945/in/photostream/

  • 97804

    23 August 2017 - Dan Adkins

    By a strange coincidence, both the loco and the wagon survive - at the same location!

  • 200663

    22 August 2017 - Paul Walter Bartlett

    200663 is a VDA, not a VBA.These are markedly different designs.

    In 1986 it was written CMEE STORES TO WORK BETWEEN BREL SWINDON AND CATHYS WAGON SHOP ONLY

  • 975081

    21 August 2017 - Shane Wilton

    Does anyone know what the future for this vehicle is. Not many of the classic RTC vehicles left now.

  • Derby RTC view

    21 August 2017 - Ben Williams

    In this very interesting view, I am told we have Lab 8, unpainted, on the far right, APT-E in the centre, Lab 4 and Lab 23.

  • 395576

    19 August 2017 - Paul Walter Bartlett

    Photo of it on 01/03/1964 at https://www.flickr.com/photos/trains-travel/36539306546/in/photostream/

  • 041474

    19 August 2017 - alan moore

    I walked the yard yesterday and can confirm the van is still there in the bushes behind the rakes of stored coal wagons

  • 024296

    14 August 2017 - Greg Hartle

    Cheers Dan! Yes it's 024327 then, as it's still in the same place past the bridge in that siding.Looking a lot more 'lime green' though now, but the grey frame was what sealed it, as it still (just) retains that colour.Many thanks!

  • DS 90

    14 August 2017 - Steve Jordan

    The last letter of the three digit TOPS code signifies the brake type. V is the code for a vacuum braked vehicle, whilst W signifies a vacuum braked vehicle fitted with a through pipe for air brakes which allows it to be conveyed in an air braked train.

  • DS 90

    13 August 2017 - Jon Horswell

    This van appears, amongst others, in the opening scene of The Eye of the Needle (1981) with Donald Sutherland. It is coded as QPV. What was the difference between a QPV and a QPW?

  • 024296

    12 August 2017 - Dan Adkins

    https://www.flickr.com/photos/dan700/14694198202/

    I had 749670 as being the one at Wirksworth in 2013, if that matches what you saw?

    https://www.flickr.com/photos/dan700/14508227987/

    6090 was near Shottle on this occasion.

  • 024296

    12 August 2017 - Greg Hartle

    Is this the tank up at the far end of the shed in the bushes at Wirksworth? Or is that the other tank 024327? One of these is at Duffield on a headshunt within a tunnel....anyone know more please? Cheers

  • 060773

    5 August 2017 - Paul Cheesemore

    Am assuming 060773 is the Cartic Ramp nearer Harwich Int'l station?? Both Ramps were visible from passing trains today