Single coach NR Test Train

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Greybeard33

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This was waiting in the down loop at Stockport at 17:00 on 02/04/2012, topped and tailed by 31465 and DRS 37688. Anyone know what it was doing?
 
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Two trains were out that would pass through that area today capable of working as a single coach, MENTOR and TIC. If it had a pantograph, it was MENTOR. If it didn't, and had funny windows, it was TIC.
 

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Many, many fine test trains!

New Measurement Train (NMT)
Stucture Gauging Train ( The death star!)
Track Recording Unit (TRU - the Class 950)
Mentor (OHLE Insecpction)
Track Inspection Coach (TIC)

I am sure an expert will be along soon to give you more information
 

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Thanks, Hydro and DarloRich - it was TIC. I glimpsed MENTOR running through Cheadle Hulme the previous day - I think TIC might also have been included in that formation.
 

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Many, many fine test trains!

New Measurement Train (NMT)
Stucture Gauging Train ( The death star!)
Track Recording Unit (TRU - the Class 950)
Mentor (OHLE Insecpction)
Track Inspection Coach (TIC)

I am sure an expert will be along soon to give you more information

Plus Track Recording Coach (TRC, formerly known as HSTRC in Research/Serco days), Ultrasonic Test Units 2, 3 and 4 (soon to be joined by 1), MPV, Radio Survey 1 and 3 (GSMR test vehicles). Loads of them. NMT is a mere trifle compared to some of the work the others do.
 

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Plus Track Recording Coach (TRC, formerly known as HSTRC in Research/Serco days), Ultrasonic Test Units 2, 3 and 4 (soon to be joined by 1), MPV, Radio Survey 1 and 3 (GSMR test vehicles). Loads of them. NMT is a mere trifle compared to some of the work the others do.

how could i forget them all! (and the S&C MPV inspection vehicle!) terrible. Glad i am on leave soon! :roll:

Should we include the EM-SAT 100 RT
 

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how could i forget them all! (and the S&C MPV inspection vehicle!) terrible. Glad i am on leave soon! :roll:

Should we include the EM-SAT 100 RT

I'd call those On-Track Machines. Not a "real" train!
 

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For those who like this sort of thing:

6264 Gen Van
6263 Gen Van
6262 Gen Van
6261 Gen Van
977995 NMT BV
977984 NMT MC2
975984 NMT MC1
975081 SGT
975280 SGT
999600 TRU
999601 TRU
999605 UTU2
999602 UTU3
999606 UTU4
977869 RSC2
975091 Mentor
9701 DBSO
9708 DBSO
9714 DBSO
977997 RSC3
977974 TrackLab (previously Lab 5)
999508 TIC

These are a few from the IM fleet that I've had a hand in/on. There's a whole bunch more (SITTs for example) that I didn't have numbers for at the time.
 

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999550, TRC.

TrackLab is to become a replacement for TIC.
 

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I think it was TIC I saw stabled at Doncaster at about 13:15 yesterday. 31233 was at one end of it, but does anybody know what the DRS 37 at the other end was?
 
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