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82201, Mark 4 Driving Van Trailer at Grantham
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No: 5951   Contributor: Peter Langsdale   Year: 2009   Manufacturer: Metro-Cammell   Country: England
82201, Mark 4 Driving Van Trailer at Grantham

Photographed at Grantham Station on 6 February 2009.
Built in 1988 by Metro-Cammell. Weight: 43.7 tonnes, length: 18.83 m, width: 2.71 m.
The Driving Van Trailer (DVT), sometimes referred to as Driving Luggage Van (DLV), allows the driver to operate a locomotive at the opposite end of a train. Trains operating with a DVT therefore do not require the locomotive to run round to the other end of the train at terminal stations. DVTs resemble locomotives (specifically, classes 90 and 91) and thus when the train is operating in "push" mode it does not appear to be travelling backwards. These vehicles have no passenger accommodation due to rules in place at the time of building that prohibited passengers in the leading vehicles of trains that travel at more than 100 mph (161 km/h).
On the InterCity 225 (IC225) sets, such as shown here, operating on the East Coast Main Line (ECML) the Mark 4 DVTs and locomotives operate in push-pull formation utilising a Time-Division Multiplexer to send control signals along specially screened cables which run the length of the train.

Picture added on 21 February 2009
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Hi. Do you know how many of these trains were built ? Please

Added by Paul Warnock on 18 July 2011.
Hi Paul,
Not sure whether you mean the IC225 sets or the DVT's but here goes.
DVT Mk3 52 built 1 scrapped
DVT Mk4 32 built 1 scrapped
Intercity 225 31 9 car units built.
Cheers John

Added by John Southall on 18 July 2011.
Hi John. Please excuse my ignorance, thank you for the very prompt reply that's just what I wanted. Paul.

Added by Paul Warnock on 18 July 2011.
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