DM&EE tests at the Railway Technical Centre (RTC)

The author left the Testing & Performance Section of BR in 1974 to join the Research Division. The DM&EE Testing and Performance section carried on and undertook various tests.

Here are a few photos of the scene at the DM&EE end of the RTC in the mid to late 1970's.

Click on the picture for a bigger image - photos are from the author's collection unless otherwise indicated

Sway test

A Mark 3 coach undergoes a sway test in the EDU sometime in the mid 1970's. It is fitted with experimental BT7 bogies with Clouth rubber primary suspension

Steering bogie

Test Car 6 pictured at Glenfinnan behind 37175 during tests on the self steering bogie fitted to the loco

Dynamometer Car 3

LMS Dynamometer car M45039 became Test Car 3 and was still in use in the mid 1970's

Exhibition pass

A ticket for the RTC Open day on 25th September 1975 in conjunction with an International Engineering Conference


More pictures and info will be added as time permits


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