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EZ5 977967 - Cab Signalling Test Unit 960102 "New Dalby"

Numbering

Current number:
977967
Any other previous number(s):
BR EMU 75972

Photos

Details

Moved to Lavender Line 4/18

Livery:
WEST COAST ALLIANCE - LIGHT BLUE & WHITE

Comments

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  • 977965, 977966 & 977967

    9 February 2004 - Tom Walker

    This unit used to be a class 309 4-car EMU although it now only has 3 cars. It is one of two departmental 309s (960101/102). One of these units is probably going to be preserved when its finished with with the Railway Heritage comittee and the ACEMU group both interested.

  • 977965, 977966 & 977967

    9 February 2004 - Tom Walker

    Also note it has lost its front corridor connection which all 309s have.

  • 977967

    9 February 2004 - Tom Walker

    This Departmental class 309 is in a bad state. It is actually still in use sometimes, all though you wouldn't think so from this photo! it is used for testing for the WCRM scheme and is used on the old dalby test track.

  • 977965, 977966 & 977967

    18 July 2004 - Albert Mutton

    I am impressed by the apparent condition it seems to be in.

    From a preservation point, the gangways would appear to be the main problem, although obviously the internal arrangements cannot be seen.

  • 977967

    7 September 2004 - Tom Walker

    this unit is now off to the breakers yard. the attempt to save it failed along with the rest of it's class. don't mark my words though, the ACEMU group haven't stopped trying, but time is of the essence.

  • 977965, 977966 & 977967

    7 September 2004 - Tom Walker

    now its gone for store at pigs bay. If the ACEMU group doesn't have more help from preservation centres, then only one thing awaits.

  • 977965, 977966 & 977967

    23 January 2005 - Rich Mackin

    This unit, and sister 960101, have been given a temporary reprieve while owners Angel Trains investigate the possibility of further departmental use

  • 977967

    20 January 2014 - Colin smith

    Two of the class have been saved pity they all were not saved for further use

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