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  • 783230

    11 May 2017 - Greg Hartle

    I have a gut feeling that this vehicle is located grounded in the load bank compound.It is certainly a 12t goods van, with the distinguishing vents on each end, is off white/faded grey in colour but of course, due to the amount of locomotives always present, only the top part of the vehicle can be seen from the bank, so I can not verify the number (if it carries one?)

    As it hasn't been seen since 1998, and there is no picture to back up my sighting, I'm just a little unsure whether to log it.I've even been on Google Earth to try and have more of a look at it, but you can't really get close to it, and it's blurry etc...but I still have this hunch that I'm right.I didn't notice any other 12t goods vans on the TMD, both from the bank and Google Earth.

    Could Alex Betteney possibly come forward with some more information on this vehicle, as he is the last person to see it.I also created a post on the forum, but I've had no response so I thought I'd try commenting.

    Thanks for any help on this matter.

  • 201079

    3 May 2017 - Greg Hartle

    Both this and 201005 are unnumbered and painted in plain EWS maroon, and can be found adjacent to, but within the compound, near to the yard lines.

  • 201005

    3 May 2017 - Greg Hartle

    Both this and 201079 are unnumbered and painted in plain EWS maroon, and can be found adjacent to, but within the compound, near to the yard lines.

  • 061217

    3 May 2017 - Greg Hartle

    Normally found in the vicinity of Rushcliffe Halt station, this former GUV is painted maroon and carries it's original number 86129.

  • 025011

    3 May 2017 - Greg Hartle

    This vehicle looks as if it has recently been given a repaint into black complete with yellow chevrons along the sides, looking very similar to a vehicle which is at Bombardier works, Derby.It has no identifying number, other than its former identity, which you can find on its work plate on the frame.

  • 977939

    1 May 2017 - Ben Williams

    Still no sightings... anyone seen a report anywhere? I don't think I have any contacts there now...

  • 977618

    1 May 2017 - Ben Williams

    Thanks Robin please keep us posted if possible. An updated sighting would also be useful as we don't have anything since 2015.

  • 975000

    1 May 2017 - Kit Spackman

    To clarify the bogies used by Lab 1 in its later life, the LC1s were non-tilting versions of the H4Xs used on Lab 4. The H4Xs were the FIRST APT-P bogies, and were not developed from APT-P bogies, it was the other way round. LC1s had some heavy duty vertical and horizontal dampers that were not fitted to H4Xs, and they can be seen on the later photos of Lab 1.

  • 061085

    1 May 2017 - Ben Williams

    Visible this evening by the wheel lathe with the other four wagons but may be a brief bank holiday appearance!

  • 061083

    1 May 2017 - Ben Williams

    Visible this evening by the wheel lathe with the other four wagons but may be a brief bank holiday appearance!

  • 994943

    1 May 2017 - Ben Williams

    Three flat wagons like this currently poking out of the wheel lathe shed at Old Oak. I couldn't see the other wagons but suspect these are the elusive internal users. One to keep an eye on as these very rarely venture out of the shed!

  • 977618

    26 April 2017 - Robin Morel

    Land being cleared of trees and pointwork oiled ahead of this vehicle in the former Bletchley 'Cambridge' group sidings. a move possibly in relation to removing this and a GUV vehicle and wagon still here

  • 975010

    24 April 2017 - Dave Coxon

    This is Test Coach Iris

    Lab 19 was Iris 2

  • 395577

    18 April 2017 - Paul Walter Bartlett

    John Turner has posted a colour photo by John Senior of this from c 1970 at https://www.flickr.com/photos/blue-diesels/33684720420/in/photostream/

  • 083516

    11 April 2017 - Philip Hetherington

    This vehicle has left the GCR. I believe it went to a private site (I think the former owner mentioned somewhere in Yorkshire, but I may have got that wrong).

  • 024875

    11 April 2017 - Philip Hetherington

    This vehicle has left the GCR. I believe it is now at Nene Valley Railway.

  • 321049

    2 April 2017 - Dave Cullingworth

    Autocar 3170 body lifted from this chassis during August 2016. Chassis has been sold and currently at DC Engineering at Shildon.

  • 083356

    1 April 2017 - John Hall

    083356 along with 083372, 083523, 975101 and 975113 (NOT 975110) arrived at C.F.Booth Ltd (then Booth-Roe Metals Ltd) Rotherham on 27th January 1992. Date courtesy of Mike Kennard notes.

  • 395817

    1 April 2017 - John Hall

    Official disposal date in June 1998 at Longsight TMD. Contractor not known for definitive but is in all probability MRJ Phillips who were scrapping at locations around the country

  • 889013

    1 April 2017 - John Hall

    B889013 14t Ferryvan built 1958 to Diagram 1/291. Condemned at Ashford Works period 11/1971 and cut at the works period 2/1972.

  • 083268

    1 April 2017 - John Hall

    While it may not be relevant EMU 70016 was cut in half at Eastleigh Works during February 1993 with half going to Germany for door lock research and the remains believed to have been scrapped during March 1993. (Sources RM 5/93 p74+80 and BMUV3). This may have been the last 'scrapping' at the works prior to A.Cartwright Ltd cutting vehicles on site from September 1996.

  • 975636

    31 March 2017 - Kit Spackman

    Lab 8 'Pilot' was the very first APT-P Trailer Car, and was built at Derby C&W in the middle 70s. It remained unpainted in the RTC Yard for some time, mounted on slave bogies, before being fully fitted out during 1978.

  • PC3, PC4, Lab 3, Lab 10

    31 March 2017 - Kit Spackman

    Lab 3, just one end of which can been seen on the near end of POP-Train, was painted in the RTC Red/Blue scheme at this time, which was in 1971-2. It remained in this scheme until being repainted in the 'Inter City' scheme, as seen in the second photo, sometime in the early 80s.

  • 060997

    29 March 2017 - Ben Williams

    Well I've recently been told:

    "...the LMS underframe was at Conwil Station and was sold to a group on the Swindon and Cricklade railway about two years ago.

    their plan is to lengthen it and use it under one of their Victorian carriage bodies."

  • 395303

    27 March 2017 - John Hall

    DM395303 I believe was scrapped in circa March 1964 having been either sold for scrap from Derby Litchurch Lane Works or simply cut on site there by BR Staff.