No,And a 319 was on the Windsor branch too.
and that quote is from the Railway MagazineCommuter Operator C2c is to send one of its Class 357 'Electrostar' EMUs to the Czech Republic for testing. The company is keen to take advantage of the regenerative braking feature of the Class 357s, but this needs testing and certification for use on Network rail. One set will be towed through the Channel Tunnel to the Velim Test Circuit, east of Prague, for the tests which are scheduled for November 3rd. It will return the same way. C2C has not decided whether the set will be a 357/0 or 357/2, but once certification is granted for using regenerative braking, the company anticipitates savings of up to 25 per cent on electricity costs. The long journey highlights the lack of a UK test track
If you don't believe that , Go ask Ticketmanthe Track Talk Page said:There was a blue 357 unit in the yard at Wembley yesterday (8th)
possible the same one that was there on Monday ?
This unit is 357 028 and is going to the Czech Republic for testing the new
Regen Braking System to reduce power usage during normal operation.
It would be diesel to Wembley where a 92 would take it to Dollands Moor or go straight through."No wonder ChristopherJ asked what are the 67s doing at East Ham EMUD,"
Not too long ago Julian told me diesels cant go on the channel tunnel so this is a wind up...
Even if it was real it would have to be a 92 or summin
....plus the billions of - or lack of - saftey cases stopping it before you get to such trivial things as voltages, signalling, guages............ :roll:Death - Europe uses different voltages and different types of power supply so would need to be hauled all the way there!