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Former Gatwick Express vehicle converted for use as De Icing unit 9102. Converted to translator vehicle 2018.
Arlington Green

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  • 68501

    24 January 2007 - Ben Williams

    Unusual to see yellow sides and black ends! These two units will work between two locos.

  • 68501

    25 January 2007 - SD0853

    I think the black ends are to absolutly positivly ensure that these "Ex" driving vehicals, are no longer confused as such vehicles

  • 68501

    3 February 2007 - ian saunders

    does this vehicle still have its traction equipment as it still carries its shoe beams

  • 68501

    4 February 2007 - Martin Barnsdall

    When originally converted to Driving vehicles for the GATEX, the traction equipment was removed, the shoe beams were kept as supply for on-board facilities and, I think, also supply if the loco became 'gapped'.

  • 68501

    4 February 2007 - Phil Scott

    The GLVs did retain their traction motors to increase the acceleration and provide extra power. On the final loco-hauled Gat-Ex, the GLV was used under-power for at least one part of the journey.

  • 68501

    3 October 2011 - Steve Hatcher

    Currently being overhauled at Eastleigh and will look quite different when they return.

  • 21 November 2015 - Ben Williams

    Three of these were up for sale back in July but they still reside at Eastleigh. 68501, 68504 & 68505.

  • 9 July 2018 - Vince

    Now in Arlington's green livery, with 68504 following suit.

  • 27 December 2019 - John Liddle

    Apart from this and 68504, there can't be many vehicles left running on the main line network on a regular basis with B1 bogies