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Class 504 Manchester-Bury emu at Reddish Depot.7 viewsWell away from its native third rail, Manchester-Bury class 504 emu, was an unusual visitor to Reddish Electric Depot in October 1979. The unit was here for attention on the depot wheel lathe.
Class 504, M65449 ex-works at Bury.2 viewsFresh from the paintshop at Horwich Works, Class 504 driving motor brake second, M65449 was stabled at Bury Depot in October 1979.
Class 504 M77178 at Radcliffe.3 viewsWith only three weeks left before the cessation of 3rd Rail working on the former Bury to Manchester line, a scuffy looking Class 504 emu with M77178 leading, approaches the stop at Radcliffe with a Bury to Crumpsall service on the 29th July 1991. The masts for the overhead and the new colour-light signal are installed ready for conversion of the line to the Manchester Metrolink.
3-Sub S8144S at the NRM York.2 viewsDriving Car S8144S, once part of 3-Sub Set Number 1293, dating from 1925, was used as a source of spares for the restoration of S8143 that is now part of the National Collection at York. Here, in May 1979, S8144S still carrying its original 1950s BR green livery & crest, awaits disposal outside was was then the NRM annexe. The paintwork has been rubbed down midway along the unit above the doors, and the 'Southern' Railway lettering is just visible.

3417 & 1301 stand at Brockenhurst.1 viewsBlue 4-Vep 3417 awaits departure from Brockenhurst with the 17.05 to Wareham, as 4-Cig 1301 departs with the 17.01 to Lymington Pier on August 21st 2004. Within nine months, time-honoured scenes of slam door emus on the South Western Main Line, side-by-side with the Lymington Branch unit, would be gone for ever.
SWT 4-Cep, 2311 at Warcop.0 viewsA long way from its former operating territory, former South West Trains liveried Class 412, 4-Cep emu 2311 with driving trailer 61805 at the North end, stands amidst the greenery at Warcop on the embryonic Eden Valley Railway on May 28th 2005.
Class 419 MLV 68005 at Warcop.1 viewsFormer Southern Region Motor Luggage Van S68005 stands at Warcop at the Eden Valley Railway on May 28th 2005. 10 of these single unit battery electric cars were built at Eastleigh in 1961 for use on Boat Trains to Folkestone & Dover. Once at the port the MLV would uncouple from the EMU set and work forward on battery power along the quayside to the ship for unloading luggage. The unit could only spend 20-30 minutes on battery power before returning to the sanctuary of the live rail.
Class 504 Manchester-Bury EMUs at Watford Junction.1 viewsClass 504 Manchester-Bury 1200vDC EMU cars M65437 & M65436 still carrying early BR blue livery, stand at Watford Junction on February 19th 1982. Made surplus to requirements by service changes on the Bury line in the early 1970s, the cars had been stored at Bury Depot, but were moved South to provide useful spares for the ageing Class 501 Euston-Watford units maintained at nearby Croxley Green Depot. Following the removal of spare parts (Doors etc), the cars were scrapped.

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Ex South Tyneside EPB 5793 - Electric Railway Museum, Baginton, Coventry.2 viewsThe last surviving EPB unit built in 1954 for the South Tyneside electrified lines has been saved for posterity at the Electric Railway Museum at Baginton close to Coventry Airport seen on September 13th 2015. When the Tyneside system was de-electrified in 1963, the 15 units were transferred to the Southern Region to join the similar EPB fleet already in service. The Tyneside units had a larger brake van area and were fitted with a smaller headcode window in the cab fronts.
Nov 05, 2015
2-HAP 4311 (61287) - Electric Railway Museum, Baginton, Coventry.0 viewsWith Kent Coast branding on its Network South East livery, 2-HAP 4311 was on display at the Electric Railway Museum at Baginton on September 13th 2015. The two-car unit was built at Eastleigh in 1958.
This and the other views were taken on an early morning visit to the museum, when the volunteers here kindly let me gain access before the official opening time. If your ever in the area when the museum is open, pay them a visit and give them some support. The collection is unique and well worth a look.
Nov 05, 2015
2-HAP 4311 - Electric Railway Museum, Baginton, Coventry.0 viewsIn Network South East livery, 2-HAP 4311 is one of the many exhibits on display at the Electric Railway Museum at Bagington near to Coventry Airport, seen on September 13th 2015.Nov 05, 2015
Class 308 Driving Trailer 75881 (308136) - Electric Railway Museum, Baginton, Coventry.2 viewsFormer West Yorkshire class 308 driving trailer 75881 from set 308136 is being restored at the Electric Railway Museum at Baginton, seen on September 13th 2015. This is the sole surviving class 308 vehicle.Nov 05, 2015

Class 307 Driving Trailer 75023 - Electric Railway Museum, Baginton.1 viewsThe sole surviving class 307 driving trailer 75023, has been restored to BR blue livery at the Electric Railway Museum at Baginton near to Coventry Airport, seen on September 13th 2015. Other class 307 driving trailers were converted to PCVs for Rail Express Systems mail and parcel trains.Nov 05, 2015
Clacton Class 309 Driving Trailer 75642 - Electric Railway Museum, Baginton.1 viewsRestored externally to London & South East livery, Clacton class 309 driving trailer 75642 is one of two former Clacton EMUs in the collection of the Electric Railway Museum at Baginton. September 13th 2015.Nov 05, 2015
4-SUB 4732 - Electric Railway Museum, Baginton, Coventry.1 viewsThe last surviving 4-SUB unit, 4732 at the Electric Railway Museum at Baginton near to Coventry Airport on September 13th 2015. The four coach EMU was built to a Southern Railway design at Eastleigh in 1951.Nov 05, 2015
Class 504, M77177 at Bury Depot.1 viewsClass 504s gather at Bury Depot on February 15th 1979. The nearest car is Driving Trailer Second M77177, one of 26 similar cars built at Wolverton in 1959.Mar 16, 2015

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