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  • 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

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

    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

  • 150431

    2 August 2017 - Brian Cuttell

    Moved to East Kent Railway early June 2017

  • 150430

    2 August 2017 - Brian Cuttell

    Moved to East Kent Railway early June 2017

  • 975280

    17 July 2017 - Simon Bendall

    Now reported as stored at York Klondyke Sidings with 975081.

  • 6337

    15 July 2017 - Brian Cuttell

    Returned to EVR Wirksworth c5/17- i haven't got the exact date of the move but it was sometime during late April to May 2017.

  • 977963

    12 July 2017 - Vince

    And who knows what the future holds for this, and the other relics, as it has been announced that the museum will close in October...

  • 977963

    11 July 2017 - Greg Hartle

    This vehicle now carries 'Jaffa Cake' livery, and like 75642 (977962), carries it's original identity 61937..

  • 977962

    11 July 2017 - Greg Hartle

    This vehicle now carries 'Jaffa Cake' livery, and former set no. 309616..

  • 6340

    9 July 2017 - Vincent bailey

    6340 Seen at Wolverton Works 08/07/17, along with 6344 and 6346

  • 041220

    6 July 2017 - Andy Prime

    I noted 041220 as a planked van in maroon colour scheme in May 1986, no previous number was noted.

  • 041255

    6 July 2017 - Brian Cuttell

    Still just restored metal u/f & framing only in the NYMR C&W depot yard at Pickering. Identified from photo on LNERCA website.

  • 75205

    6 July 2017 - Peter Hall

    Before being located at Colchester I feel sure ADE75205 was located at Stanway Yard (Eight Ash Green) south of Colchester, a somewhat secluded location. Reports of what could be found there in the 1970s and early 1980s are almost non existent but any that do exist might help resolve a number of queries.

    The sightings by Roger Harris I feel sure are of it with wheels whilst those by Vince and Phil Scot are presumably of it as pictured (body only). It would though be very interesting to know whether it still had wheels when seen by Dennis Graham..

    In 1986 I only recorded grounded bodies if they were of coaching stock (including NPCCS) and often overlooked Fish Van bodies presuming them to be of freight stock. On 1986-02-19 I recorded the body of BR Fish Van (SPV) Colchester and no others but I do suspect other van bodies were present. 87970 subsequently moved to Ispwich WRD where I recorded it on 1997-02-18. Might be worth Ben adding 87970 and all those who saw it at either Colchester or Ispwich submitting their sightings in order to narrow down the date it was first grounded at Colchester and moved to Ispwich.

    Steve Best has confirmed that the body pictured is that of ADE75205, presumably by finding a number or plate. Its very inaccessible position means that few ever got up close which probably resulted in some presumed sightings over the years with it being mistaken for 87970.

  • 060911

    5 July 2017 - David Sharpe

    Just purchased the iu plate off this vehicle on Ebay.

  • 68005

    3 July 2017 - Caroline Mitchell

    I think the sighting dated 17th July 2016 is spurious. 68005 has not left the Eden Valley Railway since arriving at Warcop some 15 years ago.

  • 6320

    2 July 2017 - Andrew Martin

    Looked like it was being used for a private party when seen today at Ramsbottom in a service train.

  • 994943

    29 June 2017 - Steve Jordan

    When withdrawn in 2002 its design code was YB500P. Its GLW was 79.0t with a carrying capacity of 51.0t leaving its own weight of 28.0t. This is of course assuming no mods have been done to it.

  • 994943

    29 June 2017 - Paul Vidler

    does anyone know what one weighs

  • 975278

    23 June 2017 - John Turner

    This was one of two concept coaches built by Cravens, being their contribution to the "1957 Prototypes", where British Rail invited coach builders to offer improvements on the basic Mk1 coaches. 3082's mate was Second Open (SO) 4638, which was withdrawn in 1971, still painted maroon, and soon after scrapped. However, 3082 survived, and was sent to Derby RTC, for various experiments, one side was even painted in APT livery as a test, presumably on account of the modern-looking windows.

    The Western Region ended up acquiring many of the 1957 Prototypes, and images show this vehicle and W3083 at Newton Abbot around 1970, no doubt on holiday trains. According to Parkin, the Cravens pair were initially used between Euston and Liverpool. Transfer to BR(WR) was probably in the late 1960s.

    Even though this is a Mk1 vehicle, it's side profile is non-standard, as are the external doors, so spare parts could be a problem, and probably lead to early withdrawal.

    W3082 was eventually converted to DB975278 (Lab coach 15) during 1973 at BREL Derby Litchurch Lane, and was used as the APT Catering Vehicle mock-up, sometimes at Marylebone where a catering training school was based in the 1970s

    The coach was finally withdrawn during 1986 and cut at Vic Berry's, Leicester in May 1987.

  • 786968

    22 June 2017 - Kev Adlam

    Currently at A V Dawson, Middlesbrough for Branch Line Society Event on Sunday 25 June 2017

  • 061098

    22 June 2017 - Paul Walter Bartlett

    I recorded this clearly as B340418, lot 3916 Shildon 1977