Good Afternoon, I am the secretary of a new organisation called the London Transport Traction Group. It was founded recently with the aim of securing, for operational preservation, one of the remaining Class 483 units currently in operation on the Isle of Wight under the title of 'Project 483'. In answer to a few points already raised elsewhere: We intend to secure a single Class 483 unit for operation under its own power on a heritage railway. Although we have only second-hand information at present, we believe that despite the generally poor condition of the fleet, one unit might be salvageable. We have been in touch with a potential provider of the required equipment to enable self-powered operation, who showed some interest in the scheme. The group has also been in touch with a heritage railway who would be interested in storing and operating a unit on their line. I will not say which one at present as we are still waiting on a few other things. A request to acquire a unit has been submitted to South Western Railway, we are currently awaiting a, hopefully, positive response. We are intending to preserve a unit in its class 483 form as there are numerous differences between the class 483s and their 1938TS origins. The 1938TS is also well-represented in preservation by the London Transport Museum's operational set, whereas the tube trains of the Isle of Wight are not currently represented in preservation (I believe the ex-Island Class 485/486 cars at Acton are being backdated to LT condition). The aforementioned heritage railway is not the Isle of Wight Steam railway, as we are well aware of the lack of available space at Havenstreet. The railway has outlined its plans for representation of the tube stock in its collection, and the LTTG would be very happy to support the IoWSR in achieving positive outcomes for both us and them. For more information, please see our website - www.lttractiongroup.co.uk There you will also find links to our other social media outlets.