Network Rail DVTs to Long Marston

Status
Not open for further replies.

Townsend Hook

Member
Joined
3 Aug 2011
Messages
539
Location
Here, or there
The four Network Rail Mk3 DVTs (82111, 82124, 82129, 82145) are moving to Long Marston this coming Friday (26th), presumably for storage. Movement to depart Derby RTC approximately 1000 with a Colas 37.
 
Sponsor Post - registered members do not see these adverts; click here to register, or click here to log in
R

RailUK Forums

DB

Guest
Joined
18 Nov 2009
Messages
5,036
Did they ever actually use them for anything after fitting them with AAR multiple-working and testing them?
 

Wyrleybart

Member
Joined
29 Mar 2020
Messages
573
Location
South Staffordshire
Surprised they haven't gone to Burton instead. That is where some stuff from Long Marston has been shifted to, and I possibly wrongly thought, because they were redevloping the Warwickshire site.
 

43096

On Moderation
Joined
23 Nov 2015
Messages
10,870
Surprised they haven't gone to Burton instead. That is where some stuff from Long Marston has been shifted to, and I possibly wrongly thought, because they were redevloping the Warwickshire site.
Porterbrook take over the lease of Long Marston in the next few months (June or July from memory).
 

Nym

Established Member
Joined
2 Mar 2007
Messages
8,697
Location
Somewhere, not in London
They've been used as generator cars in some test train formations.
Can't recall them being used as actual DVTs though. And with the advent of Colas using HST power cars with their associated conversion, I don't see them ever being used as anything but.
 

DB

Guest
Joined
18 Nov 2009
Messages
5,036
They've been used as generator cars in some test train formations.
Can't recall them being used as actual DVTs though. And with the advent of Colas using HST power cars with their associated conversion, I don't see them ever being used as anything but.

Surprised Colas never used them rather than a pair of 67s. They could probably also work with the NR rebuilt 73s as they have AAR fitted.
 

Townsend Hook

Member
Joined
3 Aug 2011
Messages
539
Location
Here, or there
Surprised Colas never used them rather than a pair of 67s. They could probably also work with the NR rebuilt 73s as they have AAR fitted.

Their route availability after rebuilding was atrocious, and traction knowledge was never kept up. As for using them with the yellow 73/9s, I don’t think they’ve ever been reliable enough to be trusted to work individually!
 

fgwrich

Established Member
Joined
15 Apr 2009
Messages
7,157
Location
Between Edinburgh and Exeter
It's a bit of a shame to see them stored, but it's another fleet to add to the NR history books of "Paint it Yellow" then don't use it. The 57/3s were a bit of a similar case, spending more time in storage in Eastleigh works before the usual return to sender and DRS taking them on.
 

43096

On Moderation
Joined
23 Nov 2015
Messages
10,870
It's a bit of a shame to see them stored, but it's another fleet to add to the NR history books of "Paint it Yellow" then don't use it. The 57/3s were a bit of a similar case, spending more time in storage in Eastleigh works before the usual return to sender and DRS taking them on.
Given that it is getting towards the end of March when they are being moved to store and NR's financial year ends on 31 March, it would point towards the lease ending on 31/03 and the vehicles are being returned to Porterbrook.
 
Status
Not open for further replies.

Top