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Also allocated 999603 but conversion cancelled. Renumbered 999605 12/07



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  • 62482

    19 July 2003 - Rich Mackin

    What Class did this originate from? 411/412?

  • 62482

    21 July 2003 - Brian Cuttell

    S62482 was formed in 4-REP (class 430) unit 3015 in the early1980's which later became renumbered 2015 (class 432). It was withdrawn/stored by the end of the decade and retained for possible future departmental use (with the number DB999603 reported allocated).

  • 62482

    1 September 2004 - Robert Burch

    4 Rep 2015 contained the very last Mk1 coaches ever built by York works and these driving motor coaches only survived in service as passenger carrying vehicles about 8 years.

  • 62482

    22 October 2006 - Kevin Bunting

    This vehicle, which was originally the sister vehicle to DB999602, is one that I rescued from storage in South Wales for conversion to a second Ultrasonic Test Unit in the later days of BR. The project ran out of money and impetus with the advent of Railtrack and was never completed, however, I won the battle to use the last of the funding to have a cover made and it sat at the RTC sidings in Derby until sold by Serco Railtest to Network Rail. The part-completed vehicle was then fitted out with the Sperry Ultrasonic Rail Testing System and finally saw departmental service as UTU2. Incidentally, UTU 1(999602) had previously been converted to the Sperry System and became known as UTU3. UTU 1 had operated for many years with the BR designed and built wheel probe ultrasonic system.

  • 62482

    27 October 2006 - SD0853

    I've spent some happy night's hauling this thing around the network, hope to do so for a few more years too!

  • 62482

    16 March 2007 - Jon Horswell

    I probably travelled in it on the Bournemouth mainline before the advent of the Wessex Electrics!!

  • 62482

    20 December 2007 - Ben Williams

    This has now received an overhaul, yellow livery and a renumbering to 999605.

  • 62482

    20 February 2008 - Robert Burch

    This coach was from 4-REP 2015/3015 and was one of the last 2 MK1 coaches built together with its twin 999602. The original nubmers were S62482 & S62483.

    These coaches ought to be earmarked for preservation since none of the REP motor coaches were saved. These were the most powerful EMU motor coaches ever made at 1600hp each. Thus the REP's could push & pull a fully laden 12 coach train. See later photo in 'yellow' as 999605.

    See the '4 rep appreciation society' for more details of these coaches.

  • 62482

    21 February 2008 - SD0853

    I think that some view on "How much REP" is left, should be given some considerstion. If you were trying to preserve as much REP as possible, then preserving a 442 would be far more appropriate as these vehicles are now so far modified from there original condition that it would be difficult to identify anything present on these vehicles that would be unique to a REP that isnt there on a different type of 400 series EMU vehicle.

  • 62482

    14 November 2008 - kev

    that would take hell of a lot of messing around to convert back to "original" condition, why bother? its history now when preserved is alot more interesting.

    as for reps being powerful yes they were, and thats why you never had 2 or 3 reps running together

    mind you i wonder now with increased power in the juice you could run a 15 car wessex in power ( i doubt it )

    excuse my ramblings ben, just some thoughts

  • 62482

    8 February 2009 - Steve

    Anyone know who owns this coach these days? There is a group which I'm in which is looking at the possibility of preserving it

  • 62482

    8 February 2009 - Mick Bryan

    Presumably still with Network Rail - it's recently been repainted yellow and renumbered 999605. I would guess that it's good for NR use for a few more years on the back of that!