British Rail Class 960

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British Rail Class 960
960011 At NRM York.jpg
960011 at National Railway Museum, York, in between being withdrawn and its new lease of life with Serco Rail Operations.
Operator Network Rail
Specifications
Electric system(s) 750V dc third rail
Track gauge 1,435 mm (4 ft 8 12 in) standard gauge

The British Rail Class 960 was reserved for former diesel multiple units converted for departmental use, and former electrical multiple units rebuilt as test trains. Diesel units were converted for various tasks, including application of sandite, route learning, use as tractor units to tow other trains, and conversion to test trains.

Diesel and electric units are dealt with separately.

Gallery[edit]

Diesel Units[edit]

Key: In service Withdrawn Preserved Returned to normal traffic Scrapped
Unit No. Converted Use Former

Class

Final livery Formation Wdn. Status
Current Original DM (DT*) T DM (DT*)
960002 L120 - Sandite/Route-learning unit 121 NSE 977722 ex-55020 - - 2002 Returned to normal service as 121020
960010 L124 - Sandite unit 121 BR Maroon 977858 ex-55024 - - - Preserved on Chinnor & Princes Risborough Railway
960011 L125 - Ex Video-survey, now Route-learning unit 121 Railtrack Blue/Green 977859 ex-55025 - - - In service
960012 L128 - Route-learning unit 121 SWT Blue/Red 977860 ex-55028 - - 2010 Preserved on Swanage Railway
960013 L130 - Sandite unit 121 NSE 977866 ex-55030 - - - Scrapped (2011)
960014 L122 - Route-learning unit 121 BR Blue/Grey 977873 ex-55022 - - - In service
960015 122019 - Sandite unit 122 NR Yellow 975042 ex-55019 - - - Currently being restored at Llanelli and Mynydd Mawr Railway
960021 L121 - Sandite/Route-learning unit 121 Railtrack Brown 977723 ex-55021 - - - Scrapped (2011)
960301 117308 2003 Water-cannon unit 117 BR Green 977987 ex-51371 977992 ex-51375 977988 ex-51413 - In service
960302 121027 2003 Severn Tunnel
emergency train
121 NR Yellow 977975 ex-55027 - - - Moved to Long Marston for storage 12/07
Moved to Cardiff for storage 06/08, Preserved April 2014
960303 121031 2003 Severn Tunnel
emergency train
121 NR Yellow 977976 ex-55031 - - - Moved to Long Marston for storage 12/07
Moved to Cardiff for storage 06/08, Preserved April 2014
960931 107744 1992 Sandite unit 107 Strathclyde Orange 977832 ex-52005 - 977833 ex-52025 1996 Preserved
960932 107730 1992 Sandite unit 107 Strathclyde Orange 977830 ex-51990 - 977831 ex-52030 1996 Preserved
960933 107733 1992 Sandite unit 107 Strathclyde Orange 977834 ex-51993 - 977835 ex-52012 1996 Preserved
960991 LO991 - Sandite unit 101 NSE 977895 ex-53308 - 977896 ex-53331 2001 Scrapped (2003)
960992 LO992 - Sandite unit 101 BR Blue/Grey 977897 ex-53203 - 977898 ex-53193 2001 Preserved
960993 LO993 - Sandite unit 101 BR Blue/Grey 977899 ex-51427 - 977900 ex-53321 2001 Preserved
960994 LO994 - Sandite unit 101 BR Blue/Grey 977901 ex-53200 - 977902 ex-53231 2001 Scrapped (2003)
960995 LO995 - Sandite unit 101 BR Blue/Grey 977903 ex-53208 - 977904 ex-53291 2001 Scrapped (2003)
- - 1968 Ultrasonic test train DL RTC Blue/Red 975007 ex-79018 - 975008* ex-79612 1995 Preserved
- - 1968 Test Coach "Iris" DL BR Green 975010 ex-79900 - - 2000 Preserved
- - 1971 Viaduct inspection unit 103 BR Blue 975137 ex-50397 - 975228* ex-56160 1985 Preserved
- - 1988 Sandite coach 121 BR Blue/Grey 977466* ex-54286 - - 1995 Scrapped (1996)
- - 1988 Sandite coach 121 BR Blue/Grey 977486* ex-54285 - - 1995 Preserved
- CA924 1991 ATP test train 114 Red/Grey 977775 ex-55929 - 977776* ex-54904 2002 Preserved
- 01 1969 Sandite/Route-learning unit 122 BR Blue 975023 ex-55001 - - 1995 Preserved
- 121029 2001 Video-survey unit 121 EurailScout Yellow 977968 ex-55029 - - - Preserved
- 122012 1995 Route-learning unit 122 Load-Haul 977941 ex-55012 - - 2002 Preserved in 2012

Electric Units[edit]

Unit No. Converted Use Former Class Final livery Formation Wdn. Status
Current Original DM (DT*) T T DM (DT*)
960101 309616 2001 Cab signalling test unit 309 Blue/White 977962 ex-75642 977963 ex-61937 - 977964 ex-75981 2004 Preserved at Electric Railway Museum, Warwickshire
960102 309624 2001 Cab signalling test unit 309 Blue/White 977965 ex-75965 977966 ex-61928 - 977967 ex-75972 2004 Preserved at Electric Railway Museum, Warwickshire
960201 310109/
310113
2002 Traction equipment test 310 Green 977977 ex-76137 977978 ex-62090 977979 ex-62078
977981 ex-62138
977980 ex-76187 2005 Scrapped (2005)