Friday, August 10, 2012
2012-03-27 Unidentified purpose unit (possibly for inspection of catenary cable)
10:00 AM: This strange contraption was spotted coming out of Bellville station on the Wellington line.
It appeared to be brand new - note the absence of any identification marks or numbers. It may have been on its way to a different region of the railway network
My personal guess is that it is some kind of inspection unit for the overhead catenary cable. It seems that a video camera is visible in the window just behind the pantograph assembly. Apparently a strong light (white item) is mounted on the top backside - this would also be used to flood the catenary.
There is also an "upper" level - note the ladder giving access to the top floor.
Your welcome to provide more information ...