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Departmental Mk1's

Discussion in 'Heritage Rolling Stock' started by Christopher125, Jun 5, 2010.

  1. Christopher125

    Christopher125 Member

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    I've noticed on a couple of videos and photos that the GCR seem to have acquired several yellow departmental Mk1's - anyone know what these were used for and what's to happen to them? Much thanks to anyone who can help.


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    Although I am unaware as to where they are from, there are 4 coaches, I was told the GCR intended on orininally purchasing just the bogies but had to take the whole vehicles in order the get them off their previous site. The idea was to scrap the bodies and have the bogies off all four vehicles but since their arrival i believe 3 of the four have been hijacked in a good way by provate owners or for use elsewhere, one owner I believe has been swapped BCK 21031 with the company for one these and the railway will scrap that instead. Another may be lined up for use with the 76 tonne Crane..
    I cant say the above is accurate or indeed correct because its only as I was told.

    If its correct, its a shame to scrap 21031 because although the body has much corrosion from years out of service stored on the Battlefied line, Its how they all go. however essentially its a complete coach that just needs refurbishment like all the others will gradually.
    So to scrap it as another quick fix for a slightly better one bodywise but with little interior intact is short sighted in my opinion.:confused1:
     
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    Thanks for the info, good to hear they may have a future.
     
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    This'll be the usual jumble when I copy/paste from my DB. It'll give you a bit of info though.
    Steve

    Number Origin Class/Type Owner/Operator Details Notes Other Number Movements History

    21202 / BR Corridor Brake Compo / Great Central Railway / Metro Cammel 1958 / [171] (Mk1) ex BTU / 977107 / ex Wigan TMD, to GCR 27/4/10 / Delivered to BR as 21202 to Lot no 30425. Conv BTU Staff coach (QPA) renumbered ADB977107

    34606 / BR Corridor Brake Second / Great Central Railway / GRCW 1955 / [181] (Mk1) ex BTU / 975481 / ex Wigan TMD, to GCR 26/4/10 / Delivered to BR as 34606 to Lot no 30141. Conv BTU Tool & Generator van (QQX) renumbered ADB975481

    34989 / BR Corridor Brake Second / Great Central Railway / Metro Cammel 1956 / [182] (Mk1) ex BTU / 083172/977235 / ex Wigan TMD, to GCR 26/4/10 / Delivered to BR as 34989 to Lot no 30229. Conv to I/u 083172 as a stores van at Clapham Junction. Std Basingstoke then conv BTU Tool van (QQA) renumbered ADB977235.

    34990 / BR Corridor Brake Second / Great Central Railway / Metro Cammel 1956 / [182] (Mk1) ex BTU / 977088 / ex Wigan TMD, to GCR 27/4/10 / Delivered to BR as 34990 to Lot no 30229. Conv BTU Tool & Generator van (QQA) renumbered ADB977088.
     

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