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Old April 20th 04, 11:45 AM posted to uk.railway,
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Default Modern DC EMUs

(Dominic) wrote in message . com...
Are the driving motor cars of modern DC EMUs such as Networkers,
Junipers, Electrostars and Desiros independent multiple units in this
way? It seems that no set is ever run without a pantograph trailer car
- is this because the motor cars rely on the electronics or other
systems in this car, even when running from the DC 3rd rail? Or can
the motor cars run seperately from the rest of the set?

AFAIK all the gubbins and even the motors are in the car that has the
pantograph whereas the cars at the front and the rear which although they
have no motors have the shoegear.