Class 365 commissioning
|ABB/Adtranz (now Bombardier) built the 4-car 100 mile/h 'Networker
class 365's at York between 1994 and 1997 and the Commissioning group were
involved with the initial test running from York on the ECML as Railtest had an
embryo Railway Safety Case for operating test trains at the time.
The trains were dual-voltage (25 kV AC and 750 V DC) electric multiple units built and equipped with 3rd rail shoes and pantographs and could therefore operate on either system although in the event they always ran on 25kV and eventually the shoe gear was removed
When York closed the operation moved south to Doncaster.
The test runs were usually planned to turn round at Peterborough and were accompanied by staff from ABB/Adtranz.
Click on the image for the bigger picture - All photos are the author's.
|365501 in Nene carriage Sidings at Peterborough after a test run from York
|365501 in the platform 2 at Peterborough station whilst the crew change ends for the run back
|365501 stands at Newark en route to York
............and in service
|365508 draws into Sandy Up platform with a service for Kings Cross on 1st July 2005
|365538 sits in the suburban platforms at Kings Cross on 28th March 2006
|365552 passes Connington LC on 23rd May 2007
|365507 departs Finsbury Park for KX on 26th November 2010
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