Neutral sections and associated signalling are designed so that during everyday normal running electric traction does not stop with its pan in the dead zone.
The ones on the CRE-MAN line by Sydney bridge where moved because of trains being stopped on the approach to Crewe, designers take...
The horse landing next to Crewe station was recently rewired, never seen a electric loco use it, it was used to access Crewe diesel depot, the wire even goes over the top of a walkway though it is earthed either side.
DBS insisted it was re-wired.
Have the empty former silverlink depot at Bletchley, it's wired and will soon become a important depot again, and is next to the WCML.
Or even try the diesel depot at Crewe which has stood redundant for many years.
All the vans are leased, so if one breaks down then they have to have a hire vehicle.The depot's budget will be for be for so many vans.
As for private cars, engineers and management get issued cars as part of there contract, it's only really ground staff that use the vans.
Agree with you that...
Babcock rail are doing renewals in that area during March and April, line blocked every weekday night and most sunday nights, can't find exact location but its between Polmont and Lithlingow, will have a proper look for you when i get time.