Vehicles in this photo
The following vehicle(s) appear in this photo.
- 460000 - Optical car in Structure Gauging Train
- London Cannon Street
- 27 September 2006
8 October 2006, 23:02:23
How long is this vehicle? Both frames and over buffers?
9 October 2006, 15:35:37
Approx. 11.25 metres
10 October 2006, 19:38:20
This is one of the two prototype SPA plate wagons, diag SP019A. The underframe differs to the production batches of SPA, being a more standard design similar to those used on OAA and VAA, VBA. 33ft. 6 in. over headstocks with a 20ft. 9 in. wheelbase. Converted 1982.
11 October 2006, 23:34:47
Thanks for the info Paul & Anon, much appreciated (I noted the underframe's likeness to a VBA/VDA).
13 July 2007, 11:04:36
The suspension looks identical to that below the LEV vehicles and classes 140 and 141 (as first built) railbuses.
17 October 2008, 17:22:14
Dumb question time - am I right in thinking this optical car wouldn't work properly in daylight? Hence its apparent night-time shifts.......?