Vehicles in this photo
The following vehicle(s) appear in this photo.
- 975600 - Network Rail De-icing & Sandite Unit 930010
- Derby Etches Park
- 17 August 2006
1 December 2006, 16:07:19
I didn't realise until seeing this photo that it is now sat on its own independent piece of track! It also appears that this and its former partner's identity had been mixed up here on the website but I think this has now been resolved! This is 975600 while the one opposite RTC is 975601.
3 December 2006, 12:26:39
Any idea what it's present use is? Judging by the steps leading to the vehicle could it be a mobile classroom?
6 December 2006, 10:16:29
Some kind of stores vehical as far as I can tell. They're pretty rough inside, so i'd doubt they'd want to keep people in there for too long!
6 December 2006, 10:22:14
I was advised this was a mess coach for cleaners. The other one is a meeting / training coach.
1 April 2009, 11:13:13
Received news this morning that this ex Sandite unit & 975601 have been removed and are on their way to "a private location in Essex" where they are to be restored. Unconfirmed at present but it is thought that they are to be returned to their departmental state as a Sandite unit but with a "new" diesel engine (reclaimed from DEMU) which will enable it to be used on preserved railways that have no DC 3rd rail.
Good to see vehicles being preserved and kept in their departmental state for once - perhaps we may not actually see these two repainted the ubiquitous green either...
3 April 2009, 22:25:30
Note the date of the last posting. Nice one.
12 September 2009, 09:16:43
Now repainted all over dark blue... not an April Fool this time ;)