BR 75981 Class 309 EMU: Driving Trailer Second Open built 1962

BR 75981 Class 309 EMU: Driving Trailer Second Open built 1962

BR 75981 Class 309 EMU: Driving Trailer Second Open built 1962
BR 75981 Class 309 EMU: Driving Trailer Second Open built 1962

 

Present Location Tanat Valley
County Location Shropshire
Designed For BR
Build Location York
Diagram number 447-EE302
Lot number 30682
Type DTSOL
First Number 75981
Later Numbers GE75981 977964
Present Number None
Gauge 4ft 8 1/2in
Wheel Arrangement 4-w bogies
Original Underframe Yes
Original Bogies/Wheelsets Yes
Additional Notes Built for Liverpool Street - Clacton service. Later used south of Manchester in Departmental service for signalling tests. P Coventry Railway Centre 04/09. Interior dismantled for use as an exhibition area. Gangway to driving end missing. By 09/16: houses museum of artefacts. By 06/18: moved to Tanat Valley Light Railway following closure of Electric Railway Museum.
Owner Tanat Valley Light Railway
External Structural Condition Good
Internal Structural Condition Poor and Incomplete
Underframe Condition Good
External Finish Good
Internal Finish Good
Degree of External Originality As left Departmental service
Degree of Internal Originality As left Departmental service
Degree of Underframe/Running Gear Originality As left Departmental service
Degree of External Authenticity Good
Degree of Internal Authenticity Good
Degree of Underframe Authenticity Good
Rarity Few
Historical Importance of some Importance
Storage Secure Open
Operating No
Survey Date 13/07/2013
Surveyor David Wigley
Photo Date 10/09/2016
Photo by Steve West
At Risk No
Date Record Last Updated 07/08/2018


 

 














 

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