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  • 99666

    3 July 2003 - Ben

    Very strange to see how rippled the bodywork is around the old window openings! looks like it has been wrapped in plastic!

  • 99666

    24 March 2006 - Jo Coultas

    Looks like someones turned the MIG set up too much!

  • 99666

    16 March 2007 - Jon Horswell

    Ben your not far wrong. It used to be purple and wrapped in cadburys celebrations.

  • 99666

    19 January 2008 - Ben Williams

    Part of a Disney promotion but I forget which film it was advertising...? 92116 also in this set but I'm not sure which others - possibly some from the Celebrations set too?

  • 99666

    20 January 2008 - Jon Horswell

    Ben - This rake was used to promote the launch of Disney's production of 'The Hunchback of Notre Dame' in 1997. This also saw 47710 named Quasimodo as it was the loco used for the promotional tour. The film was called 'The Bells of Notre Dame' in certain European countries. I am not sure, however, of how many vehicles were in the rake, though I think it was five.

  • 99666

    25 March 2008 - rob

    not to be confused with 999 666 the london underground track recording car

  • 99666

    25 March 2008 - barry hellfire

    also not to be confused with the police and the devil

  • 99666

    24 April 2008 - Newbryford

    Hi All,

    I've noticed from a few photos that brake force runner 99666 has

    recently had the gangway removed/blanked at one end (the non-water tank


    Has the other end (water tank end) been similarly modified?

    Here's a link to show what I mean

    It's current formation is with 977868/999550/6263/977986, but all the

    recent photos I can find only show the end attached to the 37.

    Incidentally, 977986 has a removed gangway at the water tank end - does

    this also have a blank at the other end?

    Any help (or photo) would be gratefully appreciated, as I've got a 90%

    complete model of 99666 waiting to go to the paintshops! 977868 will

    follow in due course.



  • 99666

    24 April 2008 - SD0853

    Yes, the gangways have been removed and the doorways plated over at both ends of this vehicle.

  • 99666

    24 April 2008 - Newbryford

    Thanks for the quick reply! Much appreciated.


  • 99666

    25 April 2008 - Dave Blacksmith

    So whats left inside this coach and whats it used for?

  • 99666

    25 April 2008 - SD0853

    The coach (and the other Gat ex vehicles) are used as train make up/brake force vehicles. This coach is a gutted shell and contains nothing.

  • 99666

    25 April 2008 - Jon Horswell

    This is probably a stupid question but CAN entry be gained through the end doors, should the need arise. Its looks to me like the doors are bolted shut with handles removed.

  • 99666

    25 April 2008 - SD0853

    It's still fitted with door handles etc, I suppose you could still gain access to the inside of the vehicle if you required to, but what you'd want to gain access to the inside of 63ft of darkness and musty smelling air for is anyones guess. The vehicle still retains it's pass-com equipment, so access would probably be a good idea for carrying out brake tests etc, when the equipment would need to be operable/maintainable.

  • 23 November 2013 - Mick Bryan

    This has now had three of the four doors taken out of use. Apparently all unwanted handrails and handles have been removed and windows replaced with panels. Still awaiting pics. 977986 is likely to be similarly altered

  • 29 September 2014 - Tom Harwin

    Hi, Has anyone got a shot of this coach when it was in the Celebrations livery and which chocolate it featured on the sides please?

    Thanks Tom