Some talk elsewhere that this is destined for Margate. It always seemed to be the plan in the past that the LSL HST would be powered by MTUs. Using VP185s would have some advantages, but would make the powercars very much loaners once the EMR fleet is retired.
Not only that, but if LSL / 1:1 Wanted something for Margate, surely they would have taken the dead 075 than a runner?Plan according to who? There were some mighty big assumptions by enthusiasts, but there was never any statement from LSL as to which configuration of vehicles they were taking.
Speaking of, 083 has been seen coupled up and presumably providing some ETS to at least one of the Eastleigh based TF's today.