BR Mk1 RBR №1647

№1647 was originally built with 23 loose chairs but during its first refurbishment these chairs were replaced by fixed ones. A further refurbishment was carried out later removing two of the chairs to provide a pay phone and wheel chair space. At this time the vehicle was also fitted with fluorescent lights and carpets. It has since had the pay phone removed and two more seats fitted.

During it’s working life on BR, №1647 has worked all over the system mainly operating from Norwich Crown Point Depot. The vehicle is also known to have operated over the Midland Main Line being hauled by both Class 45 and 47 locomotives. Because there was no requirement for the vehicle in 1995 / 1996 it was put into safe storage at MoD Long Marston, prior to withdrawal when it was privately purchased.

BR Mk1 RBR 1647 standing in the bay platform at Pitsford & Brampton station.

BR Mk1 RBR 1647 standing in the bay platform at Pitsford & Brampton station.

Coach Pressed Steel BR Mk1 RBR
Built: 1960 Works №: 1647
Builder: Pressed Steel Type: BR Mk1 RBR
Diagram №: 24 when built
33 after refurbishment
Weight: 38 ton
Length: 64 ft 6 in over body Lot №: 30628
№ of Seats: 23 Load Capacity: N/A
Made Redundant / Withdrawn: 1995 / 1996 Date Preserved: September 1996
Arrived at NLR: 13th September 1996 Current Status: Under Restoration

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