Vehicles in this photo
The following vehicle(s) appear in this photo.
- 042176 - Brake van
- East Lancashire Railway
- 13 April 2013
30 June 2013, 14:39:42
I would be grateful if anyone could inform us which railway company this vehicle is from ?
1 July 2013, 02:08:44
With regards to the light blue livery, was this one of the 'powertrack' vans? (I think that is what the company were called).
2 July 2013, 22:18:36
British Rail used a light blue livery for \"Project Mercury\" vehicles in the 1980s and 1990s. This livery was used by signal and telegraph engineer’s department for its cable laying trains.
Peter Anthony Cummings
2 July 2013, 23:37:58
Regardless of whether this vehicle is 'authentic' to either of the projects, Powertrack was a different entity to the Mercury operation.
It may have been NE based, and even an offshoot of Jarvis Fastline. Did once catch some of their stuff at Stratford though.
3 July 2013, 07:19:03
Yes the Powertrack vans were 977922 and 977923 and just coincidence this van has similar light blue colour.
12 July 2013, 10:34:13
Harold, I believe it's an LNER ballast brake van, they had a small compartment for the guard and a section for the rest of the staff to use as a mess van.