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RDB 511023 - High Speed Freight Vehicle (HSFV1)

Numbering

Current number:
511023
Any other previous number(s):
n/a

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Details

Moved to Coventry Railway Centre 7/10

Livery:
GREY

Comments

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  • RDB 511023

    6 December 2008 - Ben Williams

    More info here

    http://www.traintesting.com/HSFV1-4.htm

    Still awaiting confirmation whether this is still at Derby - any updated sightings welcome, thanks!

  • RDB 511023

    6 December 2008 - SD0853

    Well it was still there last week in it's long term storage area outside RAMPART's

  • RDB 511023

    29 December 2008 - Dave Coxon

    My sources tell me that NRM is interested in preserving HSFV1 and it will be exhibited alongside APT-E

  • RDB 511023

    2 September 2009 - Paul Leadley

    Yes, its still there in the Serco yard.

    The APT-E support group is in the process of trying to preserve it..........

  • RDB 511023

    2 September 2009 - Harold Nicolson

    The underframe of the DC460000 is similar to the one on the HSFV1 ?

  • RDB 511023

    3 September 2009 - SD0853

    I hope it does get preserved, i'd also like to see one of Lab 1's bogies saved along the same lines, or alternatively perhaps "Lab 1" would be an ideal support coach for the APT lads.

  • RDB 511023

    14 October 2009 - Paul Leadley

    Serco have donated HSFV1 to the APT-E Conservation & Support Group.

    All we need to do now is find it a good home.

    Lab 1 is still at the RTC and we have been told it is being scrapped ASAP, it still has its LC1 bogies, the last APT bogies.

  • RDB 511023

    14 October 2009 - SD0853

    Somoeone was at the RTC today looking at HSFV1. It'd be nice if it went to Shildon to be part of the APT story. The NRM spends enough money on other projects (like a certain green water boiler), this wagon and the APT deserve to have there story told at properly. Glad to hear the wagon has been saved. Good luck for the future.

  • RDB 511023

    2 December 2009 - Paul Leadley

    Hi,

    The people at the RTC on the 14th October was myself and Kit Spackman, we where inspectiing it to see if we could do anything with it.

  • RDB 511023

    2 December 2009 - Dave Shell - Northumbria Rail Ltd.

    Paul - I can probably arrange on track storage space for you but it would be outside at present.

  • RDB 511023

    2 May 2010 - Ben Williams

    About to move to Coventry apparently...

  • RDB 511023

    2 May 2010 - ian saunders

    poor thing is doomed then :(

  • RDB 511023

    3 May 2010 - Jonathan Flood

    See http://www.apt-e.org/hsfv1/hsfv1.htm for more details

  • RDB 511023

    13 May 2010 - Napster

    A road vehicle arrived at RTC yesterday to collect HSFV1, but it didn't go without a fight as it had a minor derailment.

  • RDB 511023

    14 May 2010 - Napster

    HSFV1 left Derby RTC this morning courtesy of Moveright.

  • RDB 511023

    23 May 2010 - Paul Leadley

    HSFV1 is now in temp storage at Moverights yard.

    In a few weeks it will bw moving to its new home,

    The Electric Railway Museum in Coventry.

    HSFV1 is now owned by the APT-E Support Group.

  • RDB 511023

    23 May 2010 - Paul Leadley

    Sorry David,

    I didnt read your post about an offer of on track storage.

    Would have come in very handy, so very sorry.

    Regards

    Paul

  • RDB 511023

    25 May 2010 - Dave Shell - Northumbria Rail Ltd.

    No problems Paul.

  • RDB 511023

    7 July 2010 - Harold Nicolson

    Thanks Ben for the further information about the HSFV1-4.

  • RDB 511023

    21 July 2010 - Paul Leadley

    HSFV1 is now at its new long term home, The Electric Railway Museum in Coventry.

    It will be on display during the sites open day in September.

    Paul

    APT-E and HSFV1 Support Group.

  • 16 April 2018 - Shane Wilton

    Departed the Electric Railway Museum 16th April

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