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BR NPCCS 86438 / 94001
Scrapped - Booths, Rotherham 2/07


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Rotherham - Booths scrapyard** *** ****Brian Stanway, Leslie Wild
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Rotherham - Booths scrapyard** *** ****Leslie Wild, Brian Stanway
Rotherham - Booths scrapyard** *** ****Les Wild
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  • 977695

    29 December 2004 - michael pannell

    this is a trailer 2nd from hastings unit 1012, does anyone know if it still exists????



  • 977695

    30 December 2004 - Ben Williams

    No its not. The number 977695 was allocated to Hastings trailer 60525 but the conversion was cancelled and the vehicle scrapped at Margam Gwent Demolition (arrived 2/92.)

    The current 977695 at Eastleigh pictured here is converted from newspaper van 86438 / 94001. It does seem however that this van was used at times inside a former Hastings unit.

  • 977695

    17 January 2007 - Steve Rawsthorne

    977695 was taken to Booth's, Rotherham for scrapping 19/12/2006

  • 977695

    18 February 2007 - Ben Williams

    Now in the cutting area at Booths it doesn't look as though this will survive another week.....

  • 977695

    10 February 2009 - Paul Cheesemore

    Wasn't this nicknamed the "Swedish Scrubber"?

  • 977695

    10 February 2009 - kev smith

    The vehicle indeed is the swedish scrubber - a test carried by them clever bods of Network southeast's clever solutions department at Kings cross.

    the equipment being swedish and it scrubbing the rails clean of leaf mulch,

    it was a long time ago

    I am sure one of the old Network Southeast T&RS team members will shed more light on this

  • 977695

    10 February 2009 - Jon Horswell

    I heard from someone who worked on this vehicle during tests that it was a very good piece of kit, both effective and reliable. However, like so much it was taken to a higher level for authorisation but was not taken any further due to grounds of cost.

  • 977695

    12 February 2009 - SD0853

    It was good apparently, but it's demise due to cost is probably true as it had to have a dedicated loco that was modified with the scrubbers control equipment in it's cab. This "dedicated loco" was 33 102. When 33 102 was preserved at the Churnet Valley Railway (back in 1997) it still had these modifications/attachments in the shape of a large "J" shaped conduit fitted to the front of the loco (to accomodate something) and a "Blue" button on the drivers desk at each driving position. If anyone has anymore info i'd be interestedd in reading about these trials.

  • 977695

    12 February 2009 - Simon Bendall

    There's a photo in the Michael Welch 'Southern DEMUs' book showing 977695 formed in set 1067 dated Nov 92, maybe this was a way round a dedicated loco?

    Can quite clearly remember seeing 977695 on test just after delivery with 33102, accompanied by Lab 11, the Trib van, Lab 23 and two 4TC vehicles to give push-pull operation.

  • 977695

    13 February 2009 - SD0853

    It was through wired for multi working, so you're quite correct.

  • 977695

    17 February 2009 - kev smith

    having worked with "mike" welch, many many moons agi, he is a very knowledgeable man on southern kit, an ex southern maintrol boy, one of the experts in southern history & riolling stock

    a lovely bloke for the record and i hope he is well

  • 977695

    6 March 2009 - Dave Kirwin

    This used to be parked up in Eastleigh yard.