Update added 30 September 2004
D Stock Enhancements
Again, on the topic of tail lights, the D Stock fleet is also to receive LED tail lights.
I thought that I had previously included these pictures on this site, again supplied by Solidbond, but cannot now find where I included them - possibly they became lost whilst I was experiencing PC problems!
The reasons for the installation of these lights is identical to their fitment to the C Stock - improved serviceability and the amount of current drawn by them.
D Stock LED Tail Light Unit
D Stock Light Cluster - the conventional stabling light is to the left, the Head Light is in the centre and the new LED Tail Light to the right.
The full view of the cab end with the tail lights illuminated.
Two units have been modified to date, so far as I am aware - 7080 and 7043. Both these units had previously been fitted with alternative brake equipment, but this has now been removed and the normal Westcode digital equipment reinstated. The new tail lights were installed whilst these two units were undergoing this brake conversion.
To date the conventional stabling lights remain in place and, given that they are in integral part of the unit, I suspect that this will remain so, unlike the C Stock's separate light as shown above. It may be that the stabling light will be isolated and its related MCB removed - I will update this item should that prove to be the case in the future.