999700 & 999701

Photo of 999700 & 999701 at Barrow on Soar

Vehicles in this photo

The following vehicle(s) appear in this photo.

  • 999700 - Plasser & Theurer UFM160 Eurailscout Inspection Unit
  • 999701 - Plasser & Theurer UFM160 Eurailscout Inspection Unit

Photo details

  • Barrow on Soar
  • 7 August 2003
  • © Wilf

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Your comments

  • Jon Horswell

    2 December 2008, 22:39:47

    A long shot but this is a UFM160 as quoted. Does UFM stand for something technical?

  • SD0853

    3 December 2008, 09:00:10

    Yes it does stand for something, but what it is, I've forgot. The 160 bit is the machine/unit's maximum line speed i.e. 160kph

  • SD0853

    3 December 2008, 09:08:07

    Additionally (after just talking to a bloke who works on this train) U.F.M apparently stands for...

    U niversal

    F ast

    M oving

    Which relates to the overall types of testing that the unit carries out.

  • Andy

    3 December 2008, 20:44:15

    As it's a Plasser it probably stands for..

    Under

    Frequent

    Maintenance

    ;o)

    No..no.. no.. only a joke ! from an ex modifier of P&T Machines.

  • Jon Horswell

    18 September 2009, 00:34:24

    Am I right in hearing that this twinset is bound for Europe by the end of the year? Can anyone confirm?

  • Ben Williams

    17 November 2009, 08:33:57

    Apparently into its last week in the UK now...


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