BR 75114 Class 307 EMU Driving Trailer, later PCV built 1956

BR 75114 Class 307 EMU Driving Trailer, later PCV built 1956


Present Location Carnforth
County Location Lancashire
Designed For BR
Build Location Ashford / Eastleigh
Built by BR
Diagram number 431, EE307
Lot number 30206
First Number 75114
Later Numbers Part of Unit 307114
Present Number 95300
Current Livery BR Rail Express Systems
Gauge 4ft 8 1/2in
Wheel Arrangement 4-w bogies
Original Underframe Yes
Original Bogies/Wheelsets No
Additional Notes Built at Eastleigh on frames from Ashford. Only BR designed and built EMU class to have worked on 1500v DC and then (from 1960-62) 25kV AC. Originally DTSOL; refurbished as DTCOL c.1983; then converted by Hunslet Barclay 1994 as prototype NAA Propelling Control Vehicle (PCV) to Diagram NA508 for use in mail train formations to enable push/pull movements at termini without locomotive having to run-round. Fitted with B5 bogies. Purchased from EWS for bogies spares. 08/18: confirmed still at Carnforth: In repair shed when seen. (N.B. One of two vehicles to carry the number 95300; the other was a newspaper van ex BR 80689)
Owner West Coast Railway Company
External Structural Condition Satisfactory
Internal Structural Condition Not Applicable
Underframe Condition Satisfactory
External Finish Fair
Internal Finish Not Applicable
Degree of External Originality Conversion/rebuild/reproduction
Degree of Internal Originality Conversion/rebuild/reproduction
Degree of Underframe/Running Gear Originality Conversion/rebuild/reproduction
Degree of External Authenticity Poor
Degree of Internal Authenticity Not Applicable
Degree of Underframe Authenticity Fair
Rarity Few
Historical Importance some Interest, Modest Consequence
Storage Secure Building
Operating No
Survey Date 11/08/2018
Surveyor Steve West
At Risk No
Date Record Last Updated 10/10/2018




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