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68504 - Translator vehicle

Numbering

Current number:
68504
Any other previous number(s):
n/a

Photos

Details

Former Gatwick Express vehicle converted for use as De Icing unit 9105. Converted to translator vehicle 2018.

Livery:
Arlington Green

Comments

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  • 68504

    19 December 2007 - Ben Williams

    This and its 3 sisters were on their way from Barrow Hill (via Tonbridge) to the former Eastleigh works where they are currently stored awaiting their call to duty....?

  • 68504

    29 December 2007 - ian saunders

    have these vehicles had their cab ends painted black making their driving cabs redundant and also do they still have any traction equipment fitted

  • 68504

    29 December 2007 - Simon Bendall

    Driving cabs have been reactivated on all four, they will operate as two sets in push/pull mode with 73212 and 73213 in between.

  • 5 July 2018 - Andrew Cameron

    One of the de-icer cars, and I suspect that it is 68504, has been repainted at Eastleigh to either Arlington or Southern Region green. The reasons for this are unknown.

    https://flic.kr/p/28LWDiY

  • 6 July 2018 - Jon Horswell

    It is 68501 in Arlington Green, preparing for a new life as a translator. One of the other two will follow, with the remaining vehicle probably scrapped.

  • 7 July 2018 - Simon Bendall

    68504 is the other, 68505 to be kept in reserve.

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