DB968000 (ex D8243)

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DB968000 was last used at Marylebone for pre-heating stock used on excusion and charter trains. It was photographed there on 18th May 1987   David Mant

Converted to ETS generating unit in 1969. Although very much associated with the London GN area in the 1970’s it first saw use in Newcastle upon Tyne. By the summer of 1977 it had moved to the London GE area being based at Stratford but seeing use at Thornton Fields Carriage Sidings. Late in 1981 it was moved to Derby for use at Litchurch Lane Carriage Works testing new Mark IIIb Sleeping Cars. This was followed by a period on the Western Region and finally use at Marylebone were it arrived in the Autumn of 1985. It remained at Marylebone for nearly five years departing in March 1990, first being noted to have departed on 15th March 1990. It was scrapped at Leicester in 1991.

ADB968000 in Westbury Yard on 8th May 1985 following display at the Open day three days previously.   Bob Taylor

Another view of ADB968000 in Westbury Yard on 8th May 1985 following display at the Open Day three days previously.   Bob Taylor

Sightings for DB968000

LocoLocationDateSeen by
DB968000Doncaster Works21/08/1969Tom Dovey
DB968000Heaton Carriage Sidings (Photo)28/10/1969RM Page 56 Jan 1970
DB968000Gateshead Depot17/12/1969Kevin Luke
DB968000Heaton Carriage Sidings14/06/1971Keith Gunner
DB968000Heaton Carriage Sidings09/09/1971Bob Stone
DB968000Finsbury Park Depot13/07/1972Bob Stone
DB968000Holloway carriage sidings02/09/1972Paul Green
DB968000Finsbury Park Depot13/09/1972p.437 12/72 RO
DB968000Finsbury Park Depot04/11/1972Ian Addison
DB968000Finsbury Park Depot17/12/1972Keith Gunner
DB968000Finsbury Park Depot14/05/1973Keith Gunner
DB968000Finsbury Park Depot18/02/1974p.131 4/74 RO
DB968000Holloway Carrige Sidings15/04/1974Bob Stone
DB968000Holloway Carriage Sidings17/04/1974Keith Gunner
DB968000Holloway Carriage Sidings18/04/1974Keith Gunner
DB968000Holloway Carriage Sidings14/06/1974Keith Gunner
DB968000Finsbury Park Depot13/07/1974Bob Stone
DB968000Stratford Depot26/08/1974Guy Tritton
DB968000Finsbury Park Depot07/09/1974Bob Stone
DB968000Finsbury Park Depot05/10/1974Stewart Hookins
DB968000Finsbury Park Depot05/10/1974Stewart Hookins
DB968000Holloway Carriage Sidings28/04/1975Guy Tritton
DB968000Finsbury Park Depot30/04/1976Alan Ledwick
DB968000Finsbury Park Depot16/07/1976Edward Irvine (8441)
DB968000Finsbury Park Depot30/10/1976Peter Hall
DB968000Holloway Carriage Sidings17/11/1976Peter Hall
DB968000Holloway Carriage Sidings20/11/1976Mister C
DB968000Holloway Carriage Sidings02/07/1977Paul Green
DB968000Holloway Carriage Sidings16/07/1977Mister C
DB968000Stratford Depot20/08/1977Peter Hall
DB968000Stratford Depot09/10/1977Graham Taylor
DB968000Stratford Depot28/12/1977Paul Green
DB968000Stratford Depot31/12/1977p.69 2/78 RO
DB968000Stratford Depot28/01/1978Paul Green
DB968000Stratford Depot02/04/1978Paul Green
DB968000Stratford Depot01/05/1978Paul Green
DB968000Stratford Depot03/06/1978Kevin Luke
DB968000Stratford Depot18/06/1978Mark Nichols
DB968000Stratford Depot17/07/1978David Smallwood
DB968000Stratford Depot12/08/1978Brian Cuttell
DB968000Colchester07/09/1978RM 12/78
DB968000Stratford Depot28/12/1978Paul Green
DB968000Stratford Depot20/01/1979Kevin Law
DB968000Stratford Depot06/02/1979RM 06/79
DB968000Stratford Depot11/02/1979p.205 5/79 RO
DB968000Stratford Depot24/02/1979Graham Taylor
DB968000Stratford Depot13/04/1979Graham Taylor
DB968000Stratford Depot05/05/1979Edward Irvine (8441)
DB968000Stratford Depot (Photo)14/07/1979Rail Apl 1984 page 9
DB968000Stratford Depot14/07/1979Brian Cuttell
DB968000Stratford Depot21/07/1979Kevin Law
DB968000Stratford Depot08/09/1979Brian Cuttell
DB968000Stratford Depot03/11/1979Andrew Dodgson
DB968000Stratford Depot11/10/1980RO 01/81
DB968000Stratford Depot13/12/1980Kevin Law
DB968000Thornton Fields Carriage Sidings27/06/1981Kevin Davies
DB968000Stratford – Derby Litchurch Lane Works18/12/1981RO 02/82
DB968000Derby Litchurch Lane Works20/02/1982Paul Green
DB968000Derby Litchurch Lane Works08/03/1982Roy Hennefer
DB968000Derby Litchurch Lane Works25/03/1982Brian Cuttell
DB968000Derby LItchurch Lane Works17/04/1982Brian Cuttell
DB968000Derby Litchurch Lane Works31/05/1982Steve Webster
DB968000Derby Litchurch Lane Works23/06/1982Paul Green
DB968000Derby LItchurch Lane Works01/08/1982Brian Cuttell
DB968000Derby LItchurch Lane Works04/09/1982Brian Cuttell
DB968000Derby Litchurch Lane Works03/10/1982Brian Cuttell
DB968000Derby Litchurch Lane Works01/11/1982Stewart Hookins
DB968000Litchurch Lane Works, Derby06/11/1982Edward Irvine
DB968000Derby Litchurch Lane Works16/12/1982Brian Cuttell
DB968000Droitwich Spa (In Bescot – Severn Tunnel Junction Train)07/09/1983Rail Dec 83 Page 44
DB968000Bath Road Depot, Bristol07/09/1983Rail Dec 83 Page 44
DB968000St Philips Marsh Depot, Bristol (Photo)24/03/1984Rail June 1984 Cover
DB968000Marsh Junction Depot, Bristol01/07/1984Roy Hennefer
DB968000Bath Road Depot, Bristol04/08/1984Simeon Gaskell
ADB968000Westbury05/05/1985Simeon Gaskell
ADB968000Westbury Yard (Open Day Exhibit)05/05/1985Guy Vincent
ADB968000Westbury08/05/1985Bob Taylor
ADB968000Old Oak Common Depot15/09/1985Roy Hennefer
ADB968000Old Oak Common Depot24/09/1985Martin Cowgill
ADB968000Marylebone Depot06/11/1985Graham Taylor
ADB968000Marylebone Depot (Photo)14/11/1985Rail Page 29 Jan 86
ADB968000Marylebone Depot16/11/1985Graham Taylor
ADB968000Marylebone Depot07/04/1986Simeon Gaskell
ADB968000Marylebone Depot26/05/1986Traction May 09 page 34
ADB968000Marylebone Depot10/07/1986Paul Green
ADB968000Marylebone Depot30/09/1986Kevin Law
ADB968000Marylebone Depot07/10/1986Keith Gunner
ADB968000Marylebone Depot06/11/1986Trevor Davis
ADB968000Marylebone Depot14/11/1986Kevin Law
ADB968000Marylebone Depot18/05/1987Dave Mant
ADB968000Marylebone Depot09/05/1988Keith Gunner
ADB968000Marylebone Depot14/01/1989Carl Watson
ADB968000Marylebone Depot14/01/1989Carl Watson
ADB968000Marylebone Depot09/05/1989Paul Green
ADB968000Marylebone Depot10/05/1989Paul Green
ADB968000Marylebone Depot11/05/1989Paul Green
ADB968000Marylebone Depot12/05/1989Paul Green
ADB968000Marylebone Depot16/05/1989Paul Green
ADB968000Marylebone Depot17/05/1989Paul Green
ADB968000Marylebone Depot21/05/1989Paul Green
ADB968000Marylebone depot23/05/1989Paul Green
ADB968000Marylebone Depot24/05/1989Paul Green
ADB968000Marylebone Depot30/05/1989Paul Green
ADB968000Marylebone Depot31/05/1989Paul Green
ADB968000Marylebone Depot02/06/1989Paul Green
ADB968000Marylebone Depot05/06/1989Paul Green
ADB968000Marylebone Depot06/06/1989Paul Green
ADB968000Marylebone Depot07/06/1989Paul Green
ADB968000Marylebone Depot08/06/1989Paul Green
ADB968000Marylebone Depot11/06/1989Paul Green
ADB968000Marylebone Depot12/06/1989Paul Green
ADB968000Marylebone Depot14/06/1989Paul Green
ADB968000Marylebone Depot15/06/1989Paul Green
ADB968000Marylebone Depot23/06/1989Paul Green
ADB968000Marylebone Depot26/06/1989Paul Green
ADB968000Marylebone Depot27/06/1989Paul Green
ADB968000Marylebone Depot09/07/1989Paul Green
ADB968000Marylebone Depot10/07/1989Paul Green
ADB968000Marylebone Depot11/07/1989Paul Green
ADB968000Marylebone Depot13/07/1989Paul Green
ADB968000Marylebone Depot14/07/1989Paul Green
ADB968000Marylebone Depot17/07/1989Paul Green
ADB968000Marylebone Depot19/07/1989Paul Green
ADB968000Marylebone Depot20/07/1989Paul Green
ADB968000Marylebone Depot31/07/1989Paul Green
ADB968000Maylebone Depot01/08/1989Paul Green
ADB968000Marylebone Depot02/08/1989Paul Green
ADB968000Marylebone Depot06/08/1989Paul Green
ADB968000Marylebone Depot08/08/1989Paul Green
ADB968000Marylebone Depot09/08/1989Paul Green
ADB968000Marylebone Depot14/08/1989Paul Green
ADB968000Marylebone Depot15/08/1989Paul Green
ADB968000Marylebone Depot16/08/1989Paul Green
ADB968000Marleybone Depot15/09/1989Andrew Dodgson
ADB968000Marylebone Depot28/09/1989Paul Green
ADB968000Marylebone Depot29/09/1989Paul Green
ADB968000Marylebone Depot17/10/1989Paul Green
ADB968000Marylebone Depot20/10/1989Paul Green
ADB968000Marylebone Depot25/10/1989Paul Green
ADB968000Marylebone Depot10/11/1989Paul Green
ADB968000Marylebone Depot26/11/1989Paul Green
ADB968000Marylebone Depot27/11/1989Paul Green
ADB968000Marylebone Depot28/11/1989Paul Green
ADB968000Marylebone Depot29/11/1989Paul Green
ADB968000Marylebone Depot30/11/1989Paul Green
ADB968000Marylebone Depot02/01/1990Paul Green
ADB968000Marylebone Depot05/01/1990Paul Green
ADB968000Marylebone Depot11/01/1990Paul Green
ADB968000Marylebone Depot24/01/1990Paul Green
ADB968000Marylebone Depot26/01/1990Paul Green
ADB968000Marylebone Depot30/01/1990Paul Green
ADB968000Marylebone Depot02/02/1990Paul Green
ADB968000Marylebone Depot04/02/1990Paul Green
ADB968000Marylebone Depot08/02/1990Paul Green
ADB968000Marylebone Depot12/03/1990Paul Green
ADB968000Marylebone Depot13/03/1990Paul Green
ADB968000Vic Berry scrapyard, Leicester25/03/1990Brian Cuttell
ADB968000Vic Berry scrapyard, Leicester03/06/1990Brian Cuttell
ADB968000Vic Berry scrapyard, Leicester29/07/1990Brian Cuttell
ADB968000Vic Berry scrapyard, Leicester26/08/1990Robert Hewison
ADB968000Vic Berry scrapyard, Leicester26/08/1990Brian Cuttell
ADB968000Vic Berry scrapyard, Leicester13/10/1990Brian Cuttell
ADB968000Vic Berry scrapyard, Leicester30/11/1990Gary Thornton (Class 15 Preservation Society)
ADB968000Vic Berry scrapyard, Leicester30/12/1990Robert Hewison
ADB968000Vic Berry scrapyard, Leicester30/12/1990Brian Cuttell