ADS 70185

Photo of ADS 70185 at MOD Kineton

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Photo details

  • MOD Kineton
  • 10 June 2000
  • © Kevin Stroud


Your comments

  • Ben

    1 July 2002, 20:38:48

    This odd little van was allocated an IU number - 041979, but it was never carried. Its ADS number is partially visible under the grime at the bottom left hand corner. Spent a long time out of use in the yard at Immingham with other departmentals. I'm presuming this is now being stored at Kineton because it has been saved for preservation but I don't have any details yet.....

  • Glen Woods

    5 August 2002, 21:14:10

    An excerpt from the April 1963 Southern Carriage and Wagon Society Notes gives the origins of theses vehicles:

    'Steam Heating - Boiler Vans - DS70185/6/7/8/9 are "0 SR Train Heating Boiler Van", all Southampton Docks; built at Eastleigh on 20ton mineral wagon u/frames:, 21'6" over buffers, wheelbase 12ft; not vacuum braked; new bodywork resembling a BR horsebox. DS 70190/1 are similar but larger, converted at Ashford from SCVs, suitable for use in express passenger trains, vacuum braked, 26ft over buffers, wheelbase 17'6"; existing body structure steel-sheeted. Both types have oleo-pneumatic buffers, automatic oil-fired boilers, a blue light to indicate "boiler steaming", an orange warning light showing fault (with automatic boiler shut-down) and fault alarm bell. 70185-9 take 880 gals water, 280 gals oil; 70190/1 take 360 gals fuel, 1000 gals water. 70185 is dated 5.2.62 - 70190/1 are for Bournemouth West, or Weymouth if required.'

  • Paul Bartlett

    8 April 2010, 21:45:31

    Photographs of this in Immingham at 2 November 1986 and 10 April 1988

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