SE5703 : Railway Station, Doncaster

taken 26 years ago, near to Doncaster, Great Britain

Railway Station, Doncaster
Railway Station, Doncaster
This is not a locomotive. This is a DVT, or Driving Van Trailer and is Class 82221. The train is being driven from this end, up to London. At the other end of the train is Class 91022, an electric locomotive. It is usual for the formation to head out from London locomotive first.

The DVT has a full width cab at the leading end, a train manager's office, vestibule end gangway at the trailing end and a luggage van and storage area in the centre. 52 of these were built in 1988 and at nearly 44 tons were designed to travel at 140mph, but run at speeds up to 125mph.

On September 17th 1989, Class 91010 (now 91110), set the British locomotive speed record at 162 mph (261 km/h), with a DVT leading the train.

Doncaster was always a very clean station as you can see. The staff were gracious enough to allow photographers to stay all night.
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SE5703, 398 images   (more nearby )
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Date Taken
Friday, 12 April, 1991   (more nearby)
Submitted
Sunday, 20 January, 2008
Category
Railway station   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SE 571 030 [100m precision]
WGS84: 53:31.2615N 1:8.3966W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SE 571 030
View Direction
North-northeast (about 22 degrees)
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DVT  Driving Van Trailer  ECML  East Coast Main Line  Railway Station  Night Scene  British Speed Record  Platform Lamps 

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