96182 detail

Photo of 96182 detail at Stafford

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  • 96182 - Pendolino Barrier van

Photo details

  • Stafford
  • 5 May 2004
  • © Vince


Your comments

  • Greg Sherlock

    11 October 2005, 13:06:06

    Seems that this "barrier vehicle" only has a kit-form Dellner coupler attached to its coupling hook. Although it seems odd that a purpose-made coupler wasn't attached to the van in lieu of its buckeye, I suppose in hindsight the conversion would soon have been rendered a waste following the Dellner conversions to the class 57/3s. Rather than attaching the (usually) class 47 straight to the class 390, I think two GUVs (or BGs were sometimes used) were left at either end to aid running round; dismantling the kit-form Dellner from one end of the 47 only to put it at the other, and repeating it 53 times for each Pendolino set would have been annoying!

  • Jo Coultas

    24 March 2006, 15:49:42

    The GUV vans were also used as "hand brakes" as the F/liner crew's were not able to operate the parking brakes on the uncommisioned trains

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