Photo of 96373 at North Pole International

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  • 96373 - Nightstar Generator coach

Photo details

  • North Pole International
  • 10 January 2004
  • © Ben Williams


Your comments

  • Rob

    10 April 2006, 17:19:56

    What is the purpose of this coach and the others ins it's consist?

  • Ben

    10 April 2006, 23:16:02

    They were intended to be used as generator vehicles with the Nightstar sleeper vehicles (using class 37 locos.) However as the project never got off the ground these coaches never saw any use and I'm not sure what the future holds as they face eviction from North Pole soon.... presumably they are unrecognisable as sleeper carriages inside now...

  • keith falconer

    25 December 2007, 23:03:04

    2 x generating sets (diesel engine + generator) to supply 2500V (!) train supply in each coach

    one of these would've been sandwiched between 2 x EPS cl.37/6 locos, when hauling the trains north of london. up till then the trains would've been cl.92 hauled, which were able to supply the ETS from the loco.

  • SD0853

    27 December 2007, 12:48:49

    The "Night Star" stock was masivley hungry for ETS, hence the massive supply voltage from these generator vans. Can't remember the exact ratings for ETS but I know a couple of "NightStar" sleepers would have made a 47 grunt apparently.

  • Ben Williams

    16 July 2009, 08:52:08

    These coaches are being moved from Wembley to Wolverton this week although only 4 out of the 5 have been quoted so far.

  • kev smith

    16 July 2009, 09:02:43

    these vehicles have so many uses, im so surprised noone has taken them on, even as stand alone generators on possessions etc

    if one was offered to me (free, gratis ) etc, id take one on happily

    mainly because they unique, they were a solution to a idea which was paid for and never happened.

    imagine the train being used by scotrail - amazing

  • Ben Williams

    17 July 2009, 13:11:14

    Now told that 96372,3,4,5 are the ones moving to Wolverton - believed to be donating their bogies to DRS. 96371 is staying at Alstom Wembley for the time being.

  • kev smith

    17 July 2009, 18:16:56

    There cant be a shortage of BT10 bogies surely ??

  • Andrew Chambers

    17 July 2009, 21:13:19

    96374 and 96375, plus one UID, visible at Wolverton works this afternoon.

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