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New GBRf weedkilling train

Ben Williams avatar

Ben Williams Editor

There was a trial of new weedkiller wagons this week. It operated from Derby to Kidderminster SVR on Wednesday 16th June.

"66771 and 66709 in top and tailed formation with the a new weedkiller set KFA VTG 95380 95379 95378 are working 6Z59 10:07 Derby R.T.C - Kidderminster SVR."

I'm not sure if they returned to Derby or now trialling on SVR.

There is a press article here from earlier this year https://www.gbrailfreight.com/gbrf-unveil-partnership-to-transform-railways-weed-control-maintenance/?fbclid=IwAR2MwXb7nG-sfWFvF8u1mqi5i2OMHNYErPDbwF3rpojMVs9m1XRMDBwCKtQ

Dan Adkins

Dan Adkins

Interestingly, the wagons have also been given UIC numbers. 95378 also carries 99 70 9395 002-7. However, both 95379 and 95380 carry 99 70 9395 003-5. I suspect one of these should carry 9395 001..!

Dan Adkins

Dan Adkins

Further to the above comment, the UIC numbers have been corrected. 95379 now carries 99 70 9395 001-9.

Dan Adkins

Dan Adkins

It seems two more sets have been created, these utilising KFA wagons 93371, 93382, 93394, 93450, 93470 and 93486.

It's been reported that 93394 carries 99 70 9395 006-8, however, I don't know the identities of the other 9395 numbers as of yet.

Paul Moseley

Paul Moseley

KFA wagon 93382 noted at Bescot Up Engineers today carries 99 70 9395 005-0

Greg Hartle avatar

Greg Hartle

Two sets coupled together noted on Loram this week... Could these be the two new sets Dan speaks of? Or the initial one and a new set....

Jarrod Barker

Jarrod Barker

Reported consist was 6Z96 Derby RTC – Kidderminster SVR

66779 93470 95378 93486 93371 95380 93450

Vince avatar

Vince Website editor

Does anyone have a full list of the six(+?) newer vehicles and their new RIV numbers please? Once received I will consider adding them to the website. Thanks.

Dan Adkins

Dan Adkins

Finally got a list of the 6 numbers, all are numbered in ascending order corresponding to their original number, so;

93371 - 99 70 9395 004-3

93382 - 99 70 9395 005-0

93394 - 99 70 9395 006-8

93450 - 99 70 9395 007-6

93470 - 99 70 9395 008-4

93486 - 99 70 9395 009-2

Hope that's now of use...!

Vince avatar

Vince Website editor

Thanks Dan, now all added. Have listed them under "GBRailfreight" as they seem to operate them at the mo.

Paul Moseley

Paul Moseley

There are three sets of three wagons making nine in total, the missing one is...95380 - 99 70 9395 002-7

HTH

Vince avatar

Vince Website editor

002 has been one the site since July 2021, as everyone’s sightings will attest to.

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