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DC 460000 - Optical car in Structure Gauging Train

Numbering

Current number:
460000
Any other previous number(s):
400100

Photos

Details

Scrapped - Sims Metals, Beeston 2/15

Comments

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  • DC 460000

    26 December 2002 - Chris Day

    Excellent shot ... do you have any more of this vehicle and its associated support vehicles?

    Many thanks

  • DC 460000

    26 December 2002 - Ben

    I have one other photo from Chas which shows the whole Structure Gauging train - this will appear on the site shortly so watch this space!

  • DC 460000

    18 January 2004 - Martin Allen

    Are copies of this photo available for downloading? Its not for publication, only for my collection.

  • DC 460000

    8 October 2006 - Rich Mackin

    How long is this vehicle? Both frames and over buffers?

  • DC 460000

    9 October 2006 - Anon.

    Approx. 11.25 metres

  • DC 460000

    10 October 2006 - Paul Bartlett

    This is one of the two prototype SPA plate wagons, diag SP019A. The underframe differs to the production batches of SPA, being a more standard design similar to those used on OAA and VAA, VBA. 33ft. 6 in. over headstocks with a 20ft. 9 in. wheelbase. Converted 1982.

  • DC 460000

    11 October 2006 - Rich Mackin

    Thanks for the info Paul & Anon, much appreciated (I noted the underframe's likeness to a VBA/VDA).

  • 977985, DC 460000 & 975081

    31 December 2006 - ian saunders

    what is the colour scheme of this set of vehicles ?

  • 977985, DC 460000 & 975081

    31 December 2006 - Sam Burke

    yellow + black

  • 977985, DC 460000 & 975081

    31 December 2006 - SD0853

    The Black paint is light absorbing black, this is to prevent any reflection from the light beam located within.

  • DC 460000

    13 July 2007 - Greg Sherlock

    The suspension looks identical to that below the LEV vehicles and classes 140 and 141 (as first built) railbuses.

  • DC 460000

    16 March 2008 - Colin Smith

    I would like to try and model this strange train, does anybody know what the original wagon was before it was converted into 460000, thanks.

  • DC 460000

    16 March 2008 - 47713

    it was not converted from anything. it was built like that. judging by the number, pikes & sea urchins woulda been similar underframes

  • DC 460000

    16 March 2008 - Simon Bendall

    Actually, the optical car was built on the underframe of the prototype SPA 460000, which is why its got a number in the revenue wagon series rather than the more logical departmental series (as per the trib van).

  • DC 460000

    23 March 2008 - Colin Smith

    Excellent thank you Simon Bendall, just so happens that I have an old hornby one that could be cut up.

  • DC 460000

    17 October 2008 - Dave Smith

    Dumb question time - am I right in thinking this optical car wouldn't work properly in daylight? Hence its apparent night-time shifts.......?

  • DC 460000

    20 May 2009 - Harold Nicolson

    Did anyone take a picture of the DC 460000 before it was converted to an Optical Car ?

  • DC 460000

    3 October 2010 - Class 67001

    Does anyone know the measurements of this vehicle.

    Thanks

  • DC 460000

    3 October 2010 - SD0853

    The Chassis is the same lenght as a conventional VAA VDA OBA etc etc

  • DC 460000

    22 June 2013 - Jon Horswell

    About time the NRM did something to represent todays railscene. This should be preserved. With some mock lighting this could be a really interesting interactive exhibit. Or perhaps its just me?

  • 29 January 2015 - Ben Williams

    This is being offered for sale through Network Rail. Offers by Feb 2nd...

  • 30 January 2015 - Jon Horswell

    This should go to the NRM, but then that is probably asking too much.

  • 19 February 2015 - Ben Williams

    Reported today at Sims scrapyard in Beeston...

  • 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

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