Plug socket in class 332 Cab

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  1. gith

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    Hi,

    Watching a Londonist Londonist vid about Heathrow express and noticed this; a European plug socket in the cab of the 332.

    Any ideas/explanations? I know they were built in Europe but you'd have thought Siemens/CAF would have thought about it being in the UK?

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  2. causton

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    Might fit an electric shaver in...!
     
  3. D365

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    No, the prongs on a shaver plug are too narrow to fit in a European standard 'CEE 7' socket.

    Good observation btw, I didn't see it in the cab when I first watched the video.
     
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  4. 455driver

    455driver Veteran Member

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    444s and 450s have ash trays in the cab!
     
  5. Emblematic

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    They almost certainly got used during testing - smoking in the workplace in Germany carried on far longer than most european countries.
     
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    Ah, I assumed as the other way round works (don't ask how I know, *cough* Caledonian Sleeper *cough*)!
     
  7. Emblematic

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    Austria even more so (now I remember where that were actually built!) :)
     
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    What I find just as odd is the dock for the halo lamp. We don't have such things! :(

    360s also, but I believe they came in before smoking in workplace was stopped :).
     
  9. ainsworth74

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    Are they next to the cup holders? :p
     
  10. hulabaloo

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    I suppose the socket could be used to charge up electronic cigarettes.
     
  11. class 9

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    Class 66s have an American DC socket.
     
  12. Dent

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    What exactly is an "American DC socket"?
     
  13. class 9

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    It's an American 2 pin socket, that is labeled 74v DC.
     
  14. gith

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    To quote greaterwest, "pics or it didn't happen"
     
  15. david_VI

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    Would a 360 do? As I'm working tonight might be able to get a shot :-P
     
  16. Flamingo

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    There is a rechargeable Halo option, I was trawling through my bag last week in boredom whilst on a spare that was dragging and I came across the HALO instructions, which detailed charging up a HALO battery pack. I've never seen one, though.
     
  17. ainsworth74

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    Good enough for me! If you can get them I'd be interested in seeing some pictures :)
     
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  19. jon0844

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    I know 365s have/had ash trays as the cab door was open one night and you could see it was full. This was some time ago, BTW. No chance of anyone getting into trouble for me mentioning it! We're talking Wagn days.
     
  20. david_VI

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    Sightly different on a 360...

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