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  • 977525

    11 October 2018 - steve rimell

    Picture of this in 25 years of Railway Research by Colin J Marsden

  • 025021

    9 October 2018 - IAN RAILS

    BODY SEEN GROUNDED IN STAFFORD YARD 20-04-1995

  • 024239

    3 October 2018 - Peter Hall

    I established a few years ago that this had left Titley Junction but enquiries to date as to where it went have drawn a blank. The fact that no one has yet come across it and reported a sighting suggests the location may be away from a publicly accessible heritage location.

    Anyone any clues as to where it might be?

  • 106

    3 October 2018 - Peter Hall

    I established a few years ago that this had left Titley Junction but enquiries to date as to where it went have drawn a blank. The fact that no one has yet come across it and reported a sighting suggests the location may be away from a publicly accessible heritage location.

    Anyone any clues as to where it might be?

  • 460000

    3 October 2018 - IAN RAILS

    hi all

    i have this as originally being 400100 an SAA built on lot 3728 & converted to 460000 as the optical structure gauging wagon

    any comments on this please

  • 083402

    2 October 2018 - Dan Adkins

    If it helps clarify things, the buffer type fitted to the van at the Bluebell matches those fitted to 083402 in the photos on this site, but do not match those fitted to 083403.

  • 083402

    2 October 2018 - Peter Hall

    General consensus is that this is the Bluebell Railway Fish Van but I have always had a niggling doubt about the true identity. I first saw it there in April 1995 and could not find anything on it in the way of identification. Subsequent enquiries at the railway and those connected with it drew a blank. The best I ever got was that it just turned up and don't know where it came from. I did not record it as present on previous visits in 1990 and 1992 so unless I missed it must have arrived C1993/94.

    It is interesting to note this was last seen in 1986 whilst 083403 (87820) that has also been suggested was last seen in 1991. If this is the Bluebell one where was it from 1986 to 1995?

  • 083403

    2 October 2018 - Peter Hall

    Perhaps this actually is the one at the Bluebell!

    I have always had a niggling doubt about the true identity of the Bluebell Fish Van. I first saw it there in April 1995 and could find anything on it in the way of identification. Subsequent enquiries at the railway and those connected with it drew a blank. The best I ever got was that it just turned up and don't know where it came from. I did not record it as present on previous visits in 1990 and 1992 so unless I missed it must have arrived C1993/94.

    It is interesting to note this was last seen in 1991 whilst 083402 (87820) was last seen in 1986. If 083402 (87820) is the Bluebell one where was it from 1986 to 1995?

  • 024765

    1 October 2018 - Greg Hartle

    This vehicle has been returned to its original yellow livery

  • 977088

    1 October 2018 - Greg Hartle

    This vehicle is in use as an S&T staff coach, and is in a sanded down bauxite colour currently unnumbered

  • 024635

    26 September 2018 - IAN RAILS

    SCRAPPED COOPERS HANDSWORTH 02/95

  • 96605

    22 September 2018 - Ben Williams

    Now updated. Thanks

  • 92901

    21 September 2018 - Greg Hartle

    I have in fact now seen this BG, and it did take some spotting I can tell you! It was last August, and as you say it was to be found on the DC lines side outside the Heavy Repair Shop.Thankyou

  • 96605

    21 September 2018 - Greg Hartle

    Hello again Peter, btw I'm 'The Queen Mother' on the WNXX forum, you made contact with me about my snowploughs topic.I have since replied....anyway, funny how you've brought this up as since seeing this sighting have been wondering, and bearing in mind I live in Derby so I have seen many test train formations, where the heck is this vehicle?! I think you could be right, this vehicle it would seem is not in use as a NR yellow brake force runner, for now at least anyway...

  • 395290

    21 September 2018 - Brian Cuttell

    DM395290 was scrapped at Bird Ltd, Long Marston in 1976.

  • 395737

    21 September 2018 - Brian Cuttell

    DM395737 was branded 'E.M. Cricklewood'.

    Scrapped at Bird Ltd, Long Marston in 1976.

  • 395484

    21 September 2018 - Brian Cuttell

    DM395484 was branded ''CS&T Eng Dept, Kentish Town'.

    Scrapped at Bird Ltd, Long Marston in 1976.

  • 395560

    21 September 2018 - Brian Cuttell

    DM395560 was branded 'EM Derby Bridge Gang'.

    It was scrapped at Bird Ltd, Long Marston in 1976.

  • 395731

    21 September 2018 - Brian Cuttell

    DM 395731 was branded 'E.M. Liverpool Mess Van'.

    Built LMS Wolverton 1928. Scrapped at Bird Ltd, Long Marston in 1976.

  • 395548

    21 September 2018 - Brian Cuttell

    DM395548 was branded 'District Engineer, Lancaster'.

    Scrapped at Bird Ltd, Long Marston 1976.

  • 150305

    21 September 2018 - Brian Cuttell

    Was branded ' Sleeping & Messing Coach for use with Steam Crane 141'

  • 92901

    21 September 2018 - Peter Hall

    Greg, my interpretation from the sightings is that it is normally located on the right hand (up) side when travelling from Stonebridge Park towards Wembley Central on the DC lines.

    Going back as long as I can remember enthusiasts have reported the labyrinth of sidings and yards between Harlesden and Wembley Central in different ways. What one person refers to as Stonebridge Park another refers to as Wembley Heavy Repair Depot but another might actually mean what another refers to as Wembley Yard etc etc

    I am not totally sure but do suspect it sometimes moves from the up side to the downside by way of the reception sidings on the right (up) side closer to Wembley Central and spends a lot of its time hidden in one of the buildings. .

  • 96605

    21 September 2018 - Peter Hall

    I suspect that the 2017-04-10 sighting for this is a typo for 999605 that was also sighted at Derby on this date.

    On the date in question 96605 I am confident was stored at Barry. Also as far as I am aware this has not been used as a Brake Force Runner in NR test trains and is not in Yellow livery.

  • 17156

    21 September 2018 - Ben Williams

    Told they were scrapped on site at Derby Etches Park but the situation or date isn't clear.

  • van007

    18 September 2018 - Ben Williams

    Told this may have moved to Alnwick with other Longhoughton items but confirmation would be good. Thanks