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Discussion in 'Traction & Rolling Stock' started by FlippyFF, 7 Jan 2019.
On lowloaders arriving at Ashford as I type...
Thats the wrong end of the country..... Unless.... oh no, dont tell me SE are getting those ugly things
That'll be the penultimate Scotrail 3-car unit then, 385045. Assuming it's a complete unit, then the unidentified vehicle will be 442045, though I have no idea why it might have turned up at completely the wrong end of the UK!
442045 is/was the missing unit.
It's (almost?) Southeastern blue...
The ones being fitted out in Italy?
Kasado according to the paper in the window.
Bad pics to follow once I get home.
Ah, that would make more sense if it's come in from the continent. I didn't realise there were any 385s not being assembled at Newton Aycliffe. Good spot.
I'm certain that 045 was being fitted out in Italy. The info is buried somewhere in the 385 thread.
Sorry they're not the best pictures, my previous phone would have done a better job.
The on-the-road order was 442045, 441045 followed by 444045.
No, the garbage is staying firmly up north, fortunately. A poor imitation of the Class 380 indeed.
Surprised they're using vehicle numbers that apparently might clash with existing MU numbers.
The 4440XX up to 045 definitely do clash with MU numbers (there being 45 class 444 units with SWR numbered 444001 - 444045)
It’s the penultimate delivery from Japan. Just 046 left to come.
It’s 001, 002, 101 and 102 that are in Italy.
I stand corrected. I just knew that they didn't come out of Newton Aycliffe. Presumably they must have been landed somewhere on the other side of the Channel.
It gets better more being delivered today
And the lorry gets damaged
Leaving aside the nutter with the baseball bat, that is the final unit from Japan now.
46 x 3car sets. So guess that's the penultimate one.
The photo in post #15 shows 046. 045 was in the earlier pictures.
Guess that's the last two then. Presumably off a boat at Southampton
If there passing through ashford most likely came of at folkestone or dover.
Just passed through Ashford en route to Canterbury and wondered why that was sitting in the train washer part of the yard
So they've been put on to the rails in Ashford?
Arrived from southampton by ship, taken to the nearest Hitachi depot with test track (Ashford) and to be taken up to scotland by rail next week.
And the 442s, they're all in the 0xx range too.
Why were they assembled in Italy or Japan ?
I see that all 35 delivered so far are now in service. I'd expect deliveries to restart from Newton Aycliffe next week and there are two Japanese built 3 carriage sets to come from Ashford.
The 442s are all in the 4xx range
They were known in the SWT days as 2401-2424
All good then.
Be interesting to see if any of the 444s get renumbered (throw another 4 in there, it'll be fine. Plus that means 444 444 will exist ).
That doesn't make sense. Did you mean to type "arrived in Southampton by ship"?