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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.

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T2 DR98932 (left) & T1 DR98922 (right)

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T1 DR98922 (left) & T2 DR98932 (right)

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T1 DR 98913

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MPVs and Geismar Units in the shed

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A selection of MPV modules

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T1 bogie

T2 bogie

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Colas has two Geismar units
although they see little use.

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T2 unit DR98932

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