Current number:
971002
Any other previous number(s):
94190
Notes:
New BTU vehicle with 975464 & 975486
Livery:
YELLOW - NETWORK RAIL RESEARCH LIVERY

Categories:
971xxx series
Network Rail Breakdown Trains

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Wigan Springs Branch** *** ****Grahame Stanley
Wigan Springs Branch** *** ****Alex Betteney
Wigan Springs Branch** *** ****gb50040
Wigan Springs Branch** *** ****Roger Harris
Wigan Springs Branch** *** ****John Scotford
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  • ADB 971002

    11 July 2010 - Mark

    I think they running out of numbers :

  • ADB 971002

    11 July 2010 - Peter Cummings

    Correct. A situation that is not something new, and has hence been anticipated for some time.

    p.

  • ADB 971002

    24 November 2010 - Ben Williams

    971001 & 3 are now apparently here - due for Bescot ultimately. Both in a new BTU set with 975471. What this means for the old BTU vehicles isn't yet clear...

  • ADB 971002

    25 November 2010 - Frank Nicholas

    Looks very much like a recycled Mk1 GUV...

  • ADB 971002

    26 November 2010 - dave smith

    thats cos it is!!!!!

  • ADB 971002

    27 November 2010 - Rob Morel

    With four recovery cranes (adrc 96710/13/14/15) but only (currently)two sets of vans (gen-staff-tool 3 car sets) this "new" set will be a welcome addition however despite all the mods over the years some of the fleet date back to 1955 vintage

    Set 1 Margam (Knottingley)

    gen 975494 -1956

    staff 975573 -1955

    tool 975612-1957

    =

    Set 2 Bescot

    gen 975611 - 1957

    staff 975574 - 1955

    tool 975613 - 1957

  • ADB 971002

    1 December 2010 - J6 man

    new set at Bescot then, older set still on site whilst changeover takes place

    crane 10 and 14 at Knottingley with one set of vans

    crane 13 at Wigan

    Crane 15 at Bescot

    no crane in Wales

  • ADB 971002

    1 December 2010 - J6 man

    margam vans also reported at Knottingley