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Colin Smith
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2591 WX56GZP
L85 C622EWT

Location Link
Acton Works

Date added to site
30/06/2013

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Details: London Underground acquired three Mercedes-Benz Unimog road-rail lorries in the 1980s. One was sold a while back but the remaining pair have spent the last few years languishing at Lillie Bridge Depot. They were latterly kept in the area underneath one of the Earls Court exhibition buildings, and could just be seen from trains passing on the West London line. It was thus something of a surprise to find one in the lorry park at Acton Works on 21st June 2013. C622EWT carried railway rolling-stock fleetnumber L85 and had a generator in its drop-side body. I'm not sure if the contraption mounted on the front is a coupling or a power take-off. Anyway, it was loaded onto trailer T60, coupled to Actros artic 2591. It remains to be seen whether the future will see their disposal or renovation. Note the safety railings on trailer T67 parked alongside.

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Phillip WaltonThat looks like a Scharfenburg coupling.Mon 01/07/2013, 17:13
Kevin BullionsI 'heard' they were going to be refurbished after years of languishing there may be some work for the pair. Back of the 'Moggy' is a compressor and the front is a coupling, nothing fancy, just a pin type coupler for attacthing to wagons fitted with an RCH coupling hook.
Note: Edited by Kevin Bullions, 16/07/13, 15:24.
Tue 16/07/2013, 15:22