MPVs at Effingham Junction
Colas Rail managed the former Effingham Junction carriage sheds as an operating base for Network Rail’s MPVs. These are two-car units that carry detachable modules for various on-track activities such as water-jetting or anti-icing. There are two basic types of MPV – the T1 (Tranche 1) with a power car /trailer whilst the T2 (Tranche 2) has two power cars. As the exhaust pipes are difficult to spot, an easier means of distinguishing a T1 from a T2 is the large horizontal dampers fitted to the bogies of the latter. These photographs were taken in November 2008.
Effingham Sheds from the headshunt.
T2 DR98932 (left) & T1 DR98922 (right)
T1 DR98922 (left) & T2 DR98932 (right)
T1 DR 98913
MPVs and Geismar Units in the shed
A selection of MPV modules
Colas has two Geismar units
although they see little use.
T2 unit DR98932
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