Photo of 97806 at Newport

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Photo details

  • Newport
  • date unknown
  • © Steve Collins


Your comments

  • Ben

    10 May 2003, 12:07:29

    This loco was a dedicated departmental shunter for propelling the Severn Tunnel Emergency Train.

  • Bill

    22 May 2003, 17:33:27

    I know the emergency train consisted of a MK1 BG and a lomac conversion,but were there any other coaches/trucks involved?

  • Simon Bendall

    23 May 2003, 02:16:55

    The original train had TDB977526 (ex Mark 1 BSK), two lowmacs, a TTA water tanker and a BR 12t van. This was subsequently changed to its current formation of 977526, 975497, 975615, two lowmacs and a TUA water tanker. Can look up numbers of the wagons if requested and point you in direction of some pics.

  • Bill

    23 May 2003, 17:52:43


    Thank you, numbers and pics would be nice. This would make a nice model, a change from the normal rake of coaches or trucks.

  • Simon Bendall

    25 May 2003, 10:18:17

    Follow these links for pics of current train:













    Train loco on this day was 09015. I'll have to have a look at my notes for the earlier formation.

  • Bill

    25 May 2003, 12:57:52

    Thankyou very much for this info

  • Olly

    23 November 2007, 13:03:56

    Simon (or anyone else who knows),

    What was the number of the Br 12t van used in the original formation, as mentioned above. Any pic to go with it? (I have one, but its a little far away).


  • Simon Bendall

    25 November 2007, 11:21:31

    Van was TDB786001. Rest of the vehicles were TDB977526, lowmacs TDB904708 and TDB905093 and tanker TDB999098.

    I've got one pic of the van but its farely useless!


  • Matt Ryder

    2 August 2011, 03:24:56

    Now stored at Toton

  • Terence Smith

    26 September 2011, 12:29:07

    I've been away from the Railway world for some time, and was wondering what sequence of numbers are being used, since the 977 series has been exhausted. Any ideas.

    Thanks Deltic

  • Ben Williams

    27 September 2011, 07:03:22

    there are still some 977 numbers to be allocated but 971xxx has also started. See links on sightings page.

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