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CrossCountry (XC) HST modifications including power doors

Discussion in 'Traction & Rolling Stock' started by Unclepete, 17 Apr 2018.

  1. sprinterguy

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    No problem. :smile:
     
  2. Andy Pacer

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    I noticed a rake of XC mk3’s parked at Doncaster yesterday morning, are these there for the modifications?
     
  3. 221129

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    Yes. XC01
     
  4. CC 72100

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    Not the finest of hours for the XC power door set today- F and G locked out, guessing a door fault?
     
  5. 221129

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    No power to the TGS apparently and coach F has been locked out for weeks.
     
  6. CC 72100

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    Thanks for that - Ah yes, I do remember about F, plenty of '6 vice 7' messages about that one, on my only trip on the power door set it was indeed 2+6 with troublesome F left behind. Touch wood the GWR short set has been more reliable, but I suppose with 50% less doors to go wrong it should be! ;)
     
  7. nat67

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    Talking of this I saw a photo on Railway Herald a few days back and a set, not sure which but it looked like it only had load 6 not 7.
     
  8. 1e10

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    Currently on XC03. Noticed the toilet in coach B (non-accessible first class) has been removed but that a toilet now exists directly oppisite in coach C which isn’t currently on the XC HST layout. Not sure if this is a modification or if the coach has been flipped around.

    Presumably these units now have retention tanks?
     
  9. Liverpool 507

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    The refurbished Mark 3's have CET tanks.
     
  10. 158820

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    Any news on progress of the 2nd set! 50 weeks to go!
     
  11. nat67

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    The set (Coach) could have been swapped around at Laira at some point?
     
  12. 221129

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    Its a modification.
     
  13. 221129

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    Not due back until March at the earliest.
     
  14. 158820

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    Thanks
     
  15. Helvellyn

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    Isn't this because the design of the Mark 3 makes retro-fitting the retention tank easier at one end of the coach?
     
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    Yes. Toilet tanks can only be (easily) fitted at the no. 1 end of a Mark 3; the no. 2 end has the brake frame and air tanks at that end of the underframe.
     

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