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  • 042188

    27 July 2003 - Bill Moore

    Whats the guards van next to it?

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    7 June 2004 - Simon Reeve

    It's currently next to E470818 which looks the same as the one in the picture.

  • 042188

    25 November 2007 - Andy Prime

    On 10/11/2007 this vehicle was seen to be inside the NRM workshop.

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    25 November 2007 - Jon Horswell

    Anybody know the meaning of the wording on the side. I think it reads 'Class 158 TCA store'.??

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    26 November 2007 - ian saunders

    as this vehicle is in NSE livery I doubt that it reads 158 it would probably read 168, NSE didn't have 158s until about 2 years ago when the ex TPE units went south

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    26 November 2007 - SD0853

    TCA stands for...TRACK CIRCUIT ACTUATOR, which is like a large arial that is fitted to the bogies of the units so that they can be detected by track circuits (most tampers are fitted with them) , so i'd imagine that this was used to store parts for these fittings

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    26 November 2007 - Ben Williams

    Its much older than this and therefore I think it says Class 165 but I will have to dig out the original photo...

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    26 November 2007 - Jon Horswell

    Yeah that sounds about right. It could be referring to the Chiltern Railways fleet of Class 165's that have to run over LUL lines between Harrow and Amersham?

  • 042188

    11 April 2009 - ian saunders

    this van was stabled inside the main hall off the railway museum on 04/04/2009 on the rear road leading into the workshop area, it definatly had something to do with 16xxxx units, I think it was 166s

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    11 April 2009 - Eddie Devall

    My notes for 29-9-02 say - 042188, CL165 TCA Store, Property of NSE. Seen by the ECML at rear of NRM.

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    15 May 2011 - Nigel Rawlings

    Been reading this thread with interest as I was the employee at Network SouthEast who instigated this departmental vehicle. During the Class 165 build at York we had a requirement to store the TCA (track circuit assister) parts in the works. There were issues in having a building temporarily set up in the works to accommodate this equipment so I opted for the obvious answer, a railway vehicle (since there was no red tape prohibiting a railway vehicle from being sited in a railway works). I had the option of one of two GUVs sitting at Etches Park Derby, 93078 and 93831. My heart told me to select the first production build vehicle 93078 but it's bodwork was in inferior condition to that of 93831 so I chose the latter. 93831 was taken to Neville Hill at Leeds for some repairs prior to forwarding on to York for a repaint in to the livery you see it carrying. The livery and decals incidentally were my own design which, for an enthusiast in his mid 20's, was an exciting thing to do. Deep down I wish I'd opted for 93078, but had no idea at the time that my GUV would land at the NRM. 042188 was quite smart inside with office quarters including a desk and chair, heating and decent lighting, and plenty of storage space for the TCA parts (can't remember whether it had a phone line). Some photos were taken shortly after the repaint and these I will upload as soon as I can.

  • 042188

    21 August 2015 - Brian Reginald Storey

    Still at NRM York

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    9 December 2016 - Brianreginald Storey

    NRM York September 2015

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    10 October 2021 - Ben Williams

    Amazing this has survived so long here in its departmental livery. Anyone know if it is being used by NRM? I was just re-reading Nigel's interesting notes from when he worked on this vehicle. Does the office space still survive inside?