BR Mk2 BSOT №9102

№9102 is a BR Mk 2 Brake Micro-Buffet Trolley (BSOT) coach which was built at Derby Works as a Brake Second Open (BSO) with 31 seats & numbered 9383, with an initial allocation to the Midland region.

During BR service, in 1986, the coach was converted to be a BSOT, with 27 seats (later reduced to 23 seats), by removing one seating bay and installing a counter and trolley space. The adjacent toilet was also removed and replaced by a steward’s wash area and store at the same time.

A renumbering to №9102 occurred as after the conversion in 1987 or 1988. By 1989 the coach was fitted with a public address transmitter.

Final allocation was with the Scottish region / ScotRail (South West) at Polmadie CSMD.

The coach is an example of the first type of BR Mk2 coach to be built (also known as BR MK2z) and is fitted with B4 bogies.

After arrival at the Northampton & Lamport Railway a modification has been undertaken to enable the brake compartment end to be used as a Motorman’s driving position. The modification enables the line to operate services without the need to “top & tail” the coaches with two locomotives or “run round” at the end of the line.

Currently finishing conversion back to original BSO configuration and awaits a bogie swap.

BR Mk2 BSOT №9102 at Pitsford & Brampton station. Photo: Byron Chamberlain

BR Mk2 BSOT №9102 at Pitsford & Brampton station.
Photo: Byron Chamberlain

Coach BR BR Mk2 BSOT
Built: 1966
Converted 1986
Works №: 9383
Builder: BR Derby Type: Mk2 BSOT
Diagram №: 185, AE2Z (AE203)
converted to AH2Z
(AH04, later AH03)
Weight: 35 ton
Length: 64 ft 6 in Lot №: 30757
№ of Seats: 31 Second Class Load Capacity: 2 ton
Made Redundant / Withdrawn: 1990 Date Preserved: 1991
Arrived at NLR: 31st May 1991 Current Status: Under restoration