Mobile loadbank locomotive ADB 968021

The locomotive formerly 84009 was acquired by R&DD in July 1978 and converted into a loadbank locomotive. It was renumbered ADB968021 and was used to test feeder and substations during commissioning of overhead electrification projects by applying a controlled load to the overhead wires

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R&DD's loadbank locomotive ADB968021 hauled by 31405 appears to be undertaking a steady current test at Grantham on the newly installed OHLE whilst 156417 pauses at the platform - Saturday 2nd  July 1988

Brian Addis

The locomotive pictured here at Crewe ETD on 1st December 1991

Russ Thompson

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