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9708 - Network Rail remote train operating vehicle

Numbering

Current number:
9708
Any other previous number(s):
9530

Photos

Details

Former Anglia DBSO vehicle. Under conversion to generator RTOV 5/13

Livery:
YELLOW / BLACK

Comments

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  • 9708

    17 September 2008 - Ben Williams

    Understand this now carries half yellow / half black livery to work with the SGT? Anyone got any photos please?

  • 9708

    19 September 2008 - kev5176

    these dbso's look good, its a shame some of the spare MK3 dvt havent been utilised by the spot hires, network rail etc

    kev

  • 9708

    19 September 2008 - Napster

    No photo, but the yellow/(matt) black spilt is similar to DB975081. It is done to reduce reflection interference off of the bodywork of vehicles adjacent to the optical car. The four vehicles in the formation have all received a recent overhaul and repaint.

  • 9708

    19 September 2008 - SD0853

    Far to much engineering required to use a Mk3 DVT. These DBS's have had some mjor mods, also the Mk3 DVT's are registered as None Passenger Carrying Coaching Stock, so to fit them with facilities for crew's would mean reams of paperwork for approval etc.... Also, they can't go to as many places as a Mk2 DBS.

  • 9708

    30 September 2008 - Harold A. Nicolson

    I wonder next vehicle is DC 460000 ?

  • 9708

    30 September 2008 - peter Cummings

    Certainly is.

  • 9708

    9 October 2008 - Nik Clarke

    Does anybody know what is attached to the other end of 460000?

  • 9708

    9 October 2008 - Dave Smith

    975081 & 975280

  • 9708

    22 October 2008 - greg

    can confirm. seen at didcot 18/10/08

    31233 - 975280 - 975081 - 460000 - 9708 - 31285

  • 9708

    22 October 2008 - Ben Williams

    I believe former SGT vehicle 977985 is to be paired with 72630. Presumably it will lose its yellow/black livery (if not already.)

  • 9708

    19 October 2009 - Rob Morel

    DBSO now fitted with extra lighting below the centre windscreen and associated cable route with 3 high powered lamps in addition to those above the cat rail

  • 9708

    19 October 2009 - Rob Morel

    DBSO now fitted with extra lighting below the centre windscreen and associated cable route with 3 high powered lamps in addition to those above the cant rail

    meooww

  • 9708

    14 May 2013 - Mick Bryan

    9708 is now being converted to a "standard" generator RTOV as the structure gauging train is being disbanded - now replaced with SGT2 977985/977986.

  • 9703 & 9708

    14 September 2013 - Ben Williams

    Unusual shot of two of these vehicles nose to nose...

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