British Rail MPV

British Rail MPV

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. The Multiple-purpose Vehicle or MPV is a purpose-built departmental derivative of a diesel multiple unit. Twenty-five two-car units were ordered by Railtrack to enable it to replace its varied collection of ageing departmental vehicles, many of which were converted from redundant passenger stock. The vehicles were built in Germany by Windhoff. The design is based on the Windhoff "CargoSprinter" units that are operated by Deutsche Bahn and CRT Group. Normally a unit consists of one powered vehicle fitted with twin 265 kW Railpac diesel engines, semi-permanently coupled to an unpowered slave unit without engines. The later orders for the South East of England and for overhead line replacement are instead composed of two powered units, to give better acceleration and top speed. When first built there were problems with the vehicles being 'out of gauge' when running empty.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 100 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 6mm | 159g
  • Fer Publishing
  • United States
  • English
  • 613569460X
  • 9786135694604