68501 - De-icing Unit 9102
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- 68501 - Translator vehicle
- Tonbridge West yard
- 19 December 2006
24 January 2007, 16:52:50
Unusual to see yellow sides and black ends! These two units will work between two locos.
25 January 2007, 19:35:36
I think the black ends are to absolutly positivly ensure that these "Ex" driving vehicals, are no longer confused as such vehicles
3 February 2007, 16:11:08
does this vehicle still have its traction equipment as it still carries its shoe beams
4 February 2007, 16:39:49
When originally converted to Driving vehicles for the GATEX, the traction equipment was removed, the shoe beams were kept as supply for on-board facilities and, I think, also supply if the loco became 'gapped'.
4 February 2007, 17:55:20
The GLVs did retain their traction motors to increase the acceleration and provide extra power. On the final loco-hauled Gat-Ex, the GLV was used under-power for at least one part of the journey.
3 October 2011, 19:13:53
Currently being overhauled at Eastleigh and will look quite different when they return.