Current number:
975498
Any other previous number(s):
BR coach 34367
Notes:
Moved to RAF Wattisham for Suffolk Fire & Rescue 5/11
Livery:
YELLOW - NETWORK RAIL RESEARCH LIVERY

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Derby RTC** *** ****Andrew Martin
Derby RTC** *** ****michael doleman
Derby RTC** *** ****Napster, Napster
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Derby RTC** *** ****Kev Adlam
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  • 975498

    28 December 2007 - Ben Williams

    This Thornaby set was seen at Derby RTC last weekend - anyone know why its there please?

  • 975498

    29 December 2007 - Peter Cummings

    No idea why it is at RTC, but Thornaby depot is being run down. Traincrew have already moved into accomodation in Tees Yard, so maybe it'll no longer be a location for a BTU.

    Immingham about to be switched out too, but no BTU there now as far as I know.

    peter.

  • 975498

    10 January 2008 - Ben Williams

    Ive been told:

    "ADB975482 & ADB975498 along with 80211 will be used in Derby station as temporary buffer stops. ADB975463 will not be used due to concern that it's windows will be smashed. 80211 has been repainted yellow all over with black chevrons on the gangway ends. I presume the BDVs will be dealt with in the same way."

    This is connected with the refurbishment works to the station roof.

    Thanks to my contact.

  • 80211 & 975498

    2 February 2008 - 97204

    so what's going on with these? why are they parked in the platforms?

  • 80211 & 975498

    2 February 2008 - Ben Williams

    They are being used as temporary bufferstops to protect the workforce during the station refurbishment project. They are currently removing the old roof behind the coaches while trains continue to use the three platforms as bays. However I have been told that they will be removed again by 0500 on monday (positioned late last night - friday) and will probably continue to be used like this for most weekends until the demolition works are finished (presumably in different phased positions as different parts of the old roof are removed.) The whole project is not due to be complete until July 2009.

  • 80211 & 975498

    3 February 2008 - SD0853

    These coaches will be in or at Derby station every weekend for the next 18 months. I put them here on Friday night. :-D

  • 80211 & 975498

    4 February 2008 - Steve Wright

    So has the Thornaby Breakdown Train {Pool 8611} been disbanded?

  • 80211 & 975498

    4 February 2008 - SD0853

    Seeing as all of these vans have been emptied of everything that they carried and will now be dedicated to this project for the next 18 months, I'd say that's a fair assumption.

  • 80211 & 975498

    4 February 2008 - Peter Cummings

    I think you'll find that Thornaby in general is being disbanded. Like Immingham.

    Like Motherwell.

  • 80211 & 975498

    4 February 2008 - Bill McTavish

    Its a sad case of affairs. But who needs loco depots spread nicely around the country when you can just have one big one in the middle huh? Obviously someone thinks its a good idea.

  • 80211 & 975498

    5 February 2008 - SD0853

    Don't forget all of the men in white vans too.

  • 80211 & 975498

    5 February 2008 - Jon Horswell

    And dont forget Liverpool Allerton. Another depot that is being run down.

  • 975498 & 80211

    6 February 2008 - rick pike

    what are these vans used for?

  • 975498 & 80211

    6 February 2008 - Ben Williams

    You might want to look at the comments under the other photos!

  • 975498 & 80211

    7 February 2008 - rick pike

    oooooh yeah...the chevrons and multiple tail lamps should have given it away.

  • 80211 & 975498

    14 February 2008 - exTractor Fan

    What is the reason for them being placed there? I just noticed the wheel chocks in place?

  • 80211 & 975498

    14 February 2008 - Ben Williams

    The comments under the other photos will explain!

  • 975498 & 80211

    30 November 2008 - Tony Kunzmann

    Anyone know if these coaches are in Network Yellow or Warning yellow?

    Cheers Tony.

  • 975498 & 80211

    30 November 2008 - SD0853

    Network Yellow Tony. They're the same colour as the Test Coaches (UTU's etc...)

  • 80211 & 975498

    15 December 2008 - Tony Kunzmann

    Are the grills you see on 975498 , repeated on the other end opposite side as i can't see from any photograph i have seen.

  • 80211 & 975498

    16 December 2008 - SD0853

    Tony,

    The grills are just on one side only. They are air intakes/ventilation for the 110v Gen Set that was fitted to this (and other similar coaches). If you look directly above the vents about 3ft - 4ft higher, you'll see a little black dot/shaddow. That's the Generator's exhaust pipe.

  • 80211 & 975498

    10 April 2009 - Mike Kennard

    These two vehicles are being uses as "protection" to protect staff working on station refurbishment work in half of the station at Derby while the other half remains open. In other words they are being used as mobile "stop blocks" allowing trains to approach the platforms which are only blocked for half of their length. They were both still in such use on 05/04/2009 (noted by MK).