28th June 2000
© Peter Lindop
12 people gathered outside Wimbledon Park Station on 28 h June 2000 for the follow-
First we went out into the inspection shed. This is 7 roads wide: 2 x 12 car long, 3 x 8 car long and 2 x 4 car lifting roads (25-
We then moved out into the yard for a guided walk through unit 008, almost from cab to cab. The "cupboard like" driver's area was seen, this being due to the gangway connection. Not being so easy to deploy as thought, it was not tried! The small but comfortable 12-
12 of the 30 four car units have so far been delivered, only two however are passed for passenger service (005 and 006). With space at Wimbledon short, two units are stored at Clapham Junction, and another two at Wembley Heavy Repair Depot (West Coast Traincare) where retro-
The summer timetable has brought a change in the workings, the ECS from the depot now having left, we made out own way to Waterloo. Just in time we caught the 11.48 Waterloo-
Our party dispersed during the 13.01 return journey after an interesting day, following the hiccup at the start!
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