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Unknown trailer type?

Dan Adkins

Dan Adkins

Whilst out in the Wellingborough area earlier, I took a pic of two (standard-sized) trailers, and can't seem to match the type up to anything. Unfortunately the only angle I could get was directly head on, so can't see a company name or anything, and the ends are quite bare, with no fleet markings, or distinctive wording or fonts, although I can say that both are of the same type. They are all-over yellow, and both look fairly new or recently refurbished, but both show evidence of some use. The main feature I haven't been able to match up to any type is that the two sets of small lights at each end seem to be mounted on a small steel plate, and arranged vertically, with the white light directly above the red. Does anyone have an idea what type this might be please, or what operator? Obviously a pic can be provided if anyone wants to see - Vince or Ben can pass on my contact details to anyone who thinks they might be able to help.

Thanks.

Jim Gillies

Jim Gillies

Being up in Scotland I would suggest that you narrow down or pinpoint the exact area that you were in. Ie AP or Station for a start

Ie new Story trailers been noted bye P&R

Check their for their sightings in that area

Dan Adkins

Dan Adkins

'Whilst out in the Wellingborough area' - Northamptonshire, large town on the MML. Didn't think I needed to be more specific than that Jim!

Ben Williams avatar

Ben Williams Editor

Please email over the photos Dan and we'll have a look...

Nick Tompkin avatar

Nick Tompkin

Dan, Ben sent me a copy of your photo and I am virtually certain these are latest model GOS T5020's. This picture shows a similar light arrangement but from the other end:

https://www.ontrackplant.com/photo/trs-trs1389-99709-020214-1-trs1388-99709-016180-0-1

Given you identified TRS1390 there, my guess is this pair are also high numbered, TRS, examples although admittedly, quite a number of these do seem to have fleetnumbers on the ends, which this pair don't.

Dan Adkins

Dan Adkins

Many thanks Nick. Looking at the pic I took of TRS1390, the lights are similarly placed, but on 1390 they're not mounted on what appears to be a steel plate, which both the unidentified two are (the unidentified two both show opposite ends towards the camera, so I know the light style is the same at both ends). However, the end does look similarly bare, and I would certainly agree they're of the same, if not very similar type. Definitely will be looking for photos of this model over the next few months as both have a couple of marks that might lead to a possible future identification, one more so than the other. I think that's a very good starting point though, so thanks again for your help.

Dan Adkins

Dan Adkins

Just checked the photo again, they are indeed the same orientation - it was the differing position of the air hose that threw me, but I can see from the style of the handles that they are indeed the same way round. TRS1390 was also this way round.

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