Reported on se-gen Yahoogroup this week (message below) was an outing of ex LWRT wagon (which is 979040 apparently) between two class 73s
any more news appreciated!
Sent: Tuesday, July 05, 2011 2:15 PM
Subject: (se) Re: Re: 6Z73
> One or part of Network Rail's new de-icer trains on trial? Network Rail will have six new snow and ice clearing trains this autumn and winter. They will be a plough/scraper, which will also clear the third rail and will have a Dellner coupler on it, for 377/375 moving, a loco (no, I don't know what type, but they have been "ordered"), two wagons which will have a third rail scrubber and hot gel applicator on each one, to apply twice on each run and then another loco and plough.
> They will have two for each DC route (Sussex, Kent and Wessex), and will have a GLV in operation on each route and some new (or borrowed from other routes more likely) MPVs. They are also installing 100km of heated conductor rail for 400m at every station and have converted 20 375 units in Kent to lay de-icer in passenger service running too.
> Dunno for sure where these 6 new trains will be based, but have been told it will be Horsham Yard for the Sussex one's.