If you register, you can do a lot more. And become an active part of our growing community. You'll have access to hidden forums, and enjoy the ability of replying and starting conversations.

What has happened to the last Vep 3417?

Discussion in 'Diesel & Electric Traction' started by Lewisb06, Feb 25, 2011.

  1. markb846

    markb846 New Member

    Joined:
    Dec 29, 2010
    Messages:
    149
    Likes Received:
    0
    I assume you mean the ex Lymington units 1497/8. Seem to remeber they had both OTMR, and TPWS fitted as part of the safety case for using them after the end date for the Mk1 EMU fleet, they also had secondary door locking fitted at the same time. FGE did seal up some of the doors on their 312 fleet in later days. So in theory that could be an option, to reduce the cost of fitting SDL. Does 3417 have TPWS, and OTMR. If not the VEP would have to be sandwiched between the two CIG's if they could be returned to mainline condition
     
  2. Christopher125

    Christopher125 Member

    Joined:
    Nov 30, 2005
    Messages:
    2,737
    Likes Received:
    418
    Location:
    Isle of Wight
    I dont think the Lymington units received OTMR, just TPWS - i think the same also applis to 3417. The 3CIG's were also fitted with CDL though there's been question marks over the design - fitting some cheap bolts to the top of the doors (secondary door looks) as found on other mainline Mk1's would be a low cost replacement.

    Chris
     
  3. rsfaithfull

    rsfaithfull New Member

    Joined:
    Jun 13, 2007
    Messages:
    311
    Likes Received:
    0
    If a shed pole is connected then the shoegear is not live.
     
  4. Keelar001

    Keelar001 New Member

    Joined:
    Sep 1, 2006
    Messages:
    499
    Likes Received:
    10
    Gender:
    Male
    Occupation:
    Railway work of a needful and demanding nature.
    Location:
    Wimbledon and Elsewhere
    Heritage Railway Volunteer:
    Yes I am an active volunteer
  5. buzby2

    buzby2 Member

    Joined:
    Mar 26, 2009
    Messages:
    1,200
    Likes Received:
    231
    Location:
    Swanage
    Can't wait to see her again at the Swanage Diesel Gala next month.
     
  6. Keelar001

    Keelar001 New Member

    Joined:
    Sep 1, 2006
    Messages:
    499
    Likes Received:
    10
    Gender:
    Male
    Occupation:
    Railway work of a needful and demanding nature.
    Location:
    Wimbledon and Elsewhere
    Heritage Railway Volunteer:
    Yes I am an active volunteer
    Sadly 3417 will not be attending Swanage this year.
     
  7. 73129

    73129 Member

    Joined:
    Sep 24, 2007
    Messages:
    4,337
    Likes Received:
    792
    Location:
    Winchester
    Why can't 3417 attend the Swanage gala?
     
  8. Lewisb06

    Lewisb06 New Member

    Joined:
    Oct 16, 2007
    Messages:
    524
    Likes Received:
    1
    Occupation:
    Work for Big railway
    The additional cost of movement to/from Swanage
     
  9. 73129

    73129 Member

    Joined:
    Sep 24, 2007
    Messages:
    4,337
    Likes Received:
    792
    Location:
    Winchester
    Thanks for the info. I couldn't see the point in sending 3417 back to EG the other week.
     
  10. Axe

    Axe New Member

    Joined:
    Nov 1, 2008
    Messages:
    523
    Likes Received:
    85
    Gender:
    Male
    Occupation:
    Retired (Electronics Engineer)
    Location:
    Epsom, Surrey.
    I would have thought the Bluebell's need for a train to convey passengers over 3 days of revenue earning services is more than an adequate reason.

    Chris
     
  11. 73129

    73129 Member

    Joined:
    Sep 24, 2007
    Messages:
    4,337
    Likes Received:
    792
    Location:
    Winchester
    So what will happen to the unit now? Leaving the unit at EG will only allow the local vandals to use the unit has target practice again. Far better to keep the unit at Bomo or Eastleigh for safe keeping.
     
  12. Lewisb06

    Lewisb06 New Member

    Joined:
    Oct 16, 2007
    Messages:
    524
    Likes Received:
    1
    Occupation:
    Work for Big railway
    From my understanding it will be used for shuttles across the viaduct sometime around August (ish)
     
  13. Axe

    Axe New Member

    Joined:
    Nov 1, 2008
    Messages:
    523
    Likes Received:
    85
    Gender:
    Male
    Occupation:
    Retired (Electronics Engineer)
    Location:
    Epsom, Surrey.
    Except that 3417 will have to be berthed elsewhere during the next round of waste removal trains scheduled for June/July.

    Chris
     

Share This Page