Vehicles in this photo
The following vehicle(s) appear in this photo.
- 975280 - Structure Gauging Train Support coach. Formerly Laboratory 18 "Mercury"
- London Euston
- date unknown
3 May 2004, 21:56:49
This now forms part of the structure gauging train with 975081, 460000, 977985 and 977986
23 November 2004, 08:36:54
Mercury - a former Southern Region passenger coach, modified to take laboratory equipment, a 25KVA diesel generator and catering facilities for the technical staff.
Used in the transponder research investigating methods of track-train communication, leading to the development of the Control APT (C-APT) System.
During 1974 the test coach was hitched to any convenient train operating between London and Birmingham, travelling over this route three times a day, it allowed the initial transponders performance to be analysed.
Thanks to info from http://www.apt-p.com
11 July 2006, 12:06:04
The coach is a BCK. First and Second compartments with two toilets. One at the Second class end and the second at the First class end and before the door and brake compartment.