Current number:
96374
Any other previous number(s):
10585
Notes:
Moved to Doncaster Wabtec 1/11
Livery:
LIGHT GREY

Category:
Other

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Doncaster Works** *** ****Christopher John Harley
Wabtec Doncaster** *** ****Mokie
Doncaster Wabtec** *** ****Peter David Bester
Wabtec Doncaster opposite the station2018-04-09David Mant
Doncaster Wabtec2017-10-18Roger Harris

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  • 96374 & 96372 detail

    20 May 2006 - ian saunders

    have these vehicles ever actually been used in anger or have they just been kept in case?

  • 96374 & 96372 detail

    29 November 2007 - Tom Alexander

    They were built for powering the 'Nightstar' international sleeper trains on non electrified routes. They would have been sandwiched betwen two class 37/5 to provide the huge train (up to 16 coaches) with power for the showers etc. The whole program was cancelled in 1997 and the trains never ran, so these coaches have only ever been test run, no 'in anger' uses. The Nightstar stock was sold to Canada and is used there now.

  • 96374 & 96372 detail

    30 November 2007 - Jon Horswell

    Rumour has it that DRS have purchased these 5 generator vans although quite why is not yet clear. They have spent almost all their entire exsistence in storage in one long line at the back of North Pole depot. When extricated for movement they were found to be green with moss! The EPS logos were still very shiny though!! At least they could be moved and hopefully a brighter future now awaits. They are after all expensive pieces of kit. Due to their '96' series numbers they were for a while classed on TOPS as locomotives!!!

  • 96374

    15 January 2011 - Ben Williams

    This one has now apparently moved from Long Marston to Doncaster Wabtec so presumably some further use may be in the pipeline....?

  • 96374

    15 January 2011 - kev pugh

    maybe for the testing of the eth on the mk4

  • 96374

    16 January 2011 - kev smith

    you wouldnt need a Genny coach with that bigger ampage and voltage that big to test ETH on a lowly Mk4, that could done with a shore supply

  • 96374

    16 January 2011 - kev pugh

    was just reading that thay were on about useing a loco for this job that all

  • 96374

    25 January 2011 - Chris Wright

    Wabtec have already used 57/3s, 67s, WCRC generator coach as well as diesel generator on a piggyback wagon (the last one) to supply ETS to the mark 4s undergoing refurbishment so one presumes an otherwise OOU generator unit should be a cheaper alternative.

  • 96374

    26 January 2011 - Rich Mackin

    Not when it outputs 1500V DC!

  • 96374

    26 January 2011 - kev smith

    could it be that NASA want to use a MK4 to ferry stuff to the space station - plug it in to that Genny Van and it will get there in one go !!!

    sorry all couldnt resist it