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Sitting at home this lunchtime gazing out over a rainswept Shadwell
I've
noted a very odd train on what must be the C2C lines to/from
Fenchurch
Street.

It appears to be roughly (I've only caught the back end of it) 5 all
yellow
coaches topped and tailed with a diesel loco. The coaches are of at
least 2
different types, with what might be a couple of MkIIIs with everything
else
older.

Any ideas what it might be?


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On Thu, 6 Jan 2011 06:06:01 -0800 (PST)
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Any ideas what it might be?


Sounds like a track recording train.

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Someone Somewhere wrote:

Sitting at home this lunchtime gazing out over a rainswept Shadwell
I've
noted a very odd train on what must be the C2C lines to/from
Fenchurch
Street.

It appears to be roughly (I've only caught the back end of it) 5 all
yellow
coaches topped and tailed with a diesel loco. The coaches are of at
least 2
different types, with what might be a couple of MkIIIs with everything
else
older.

Any ideas what it might be?



Network Rail measurement train used for structure gauging?

http://www.railpictures.net/viewphot...314557&nseq=10
http://www.railbrit.co.uk/imageenlar...2.php?id=27166

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On Jan 6, 2:23*pm, Bruce wrote:
Someone Somewhere wrote:
Sitting at home this lunchtime gazing out over a rainswept Shadwell
I've
noted a very odd train on what must be the C2C lines to/from
Fenchurch
Street.


It appears to be roughly (I've only caught the back end of it) 5 all
yellow
coaches topped and tailed with a diesel loco. *The coaches are of at
least 2
different types, with what might be a couple of MkIIIs with everything
else
older.


Any ideas what it might be?


Network Rail measurement train used for structure gauging?

http://www.railpictures.net/viewphot...2.php?id=27166


Close - following Boltars reply I did a bit of a google search and
came up with this:
http://www.old-dalby.com/images/3725...l%202-8-07.jpg

Which is much closer (even if that is just the fact that the locos
weren't yellow here!)

Thanks both.
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It appears to be roughly (I've only caught the back end of it) 5 all
yellow
coaches topped and tailed with a diesel loco. The coaches are of at
least 2
different types, with what might be a couple of MkIIIs with everything
else
older.

Any ideas what it might be?


Probably looked something like this:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7fa7JUrPJ34

MaxB



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