444 DGL Millbrook

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There was a 444 on what i think was the Down Goods Loop next to Millbrook at at laest 10.45 to 12.00 + this morning. On its left would be the reception road into the Western Docks. Two or three hi-vis jacketed guys had got out of the cab when we went past/ I have never seen an electric unit on that line before...the third rail stops afterwards I think.
 
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SWT Twitter feed is saying no down trains were calling at Millbrook at that time. Could be a connection?

EDIT: Not SWT, NRE.
 

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For what it's worth Quail vol 5 shows the 2 lines alongside the down main alongside Millbrook's platforms are both DC electrified as far as the country end of the platforms, (although not to scale). They describe them as the up and down docks branch at that point, the 5th line east of the A35 bridge is described as the 'down loop extension' - I guess because there is another exit from the original down loop before then?
 

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That's the one!
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I was just informed that the 444 got stuck because of a low conductor rail that has suffered through subsidence. After attempts at rescue with another 444, an 8-car (so 2x 450) was coupled up and brought the errant uniot back to Central. Thus a rare 13-car combo, though I gather that there have been 13-car ECS trains.
 
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