The Track Recording Unit (TRU)

Owned by Network Rail but operated by DB Schenker, the TRU was purpose-built and utilised the final class 150/1 unit from the original batch built at York. The TRU comprises vehicles DB999600 and DB999601 and is designed to monitor and record track geometry.

The author was involved with the fitting and monitoring of video recording equipment to the TRU.

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Grimsby In its original livery at Grimsby

Martyn Chapman

Grimsby Another shot in its original livery at Grimsby

Martyn Chapman

RTC Here is the TRU in its Railtrack livery in the RTC Yard - note how the green blends into the yellow in photos.

Graeme Donald

Milford Approaching Milford Tunnel (between Belper and Duffield on the former North Midland Railway line) heading for home on July 20th 2001

Andrew Royle

Penzance At Penzance on 23rd July 2001

Martyn Chapman

Penzance At Penzance on 23rd July 2001

Martyn Chapman

Whatstandwell In its Network Rail all-over yellow livery the unit is pictured passing Whatstandwell en route to Matlock on the morning of 11th September 2005

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Derby The unit is pictured again at Derby station on 26th August 2006

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Duffield Now numbered 950001 the TRU heads north towards Duffield station on 3rd May 2007

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More pictures will be added as time permits

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