BR Mk2 TSO №5174

№5174 is a BR Mk 2 Tourist Second Open (TSO) coach which was built at Derby Works, with an initial allocation to the Midland region.

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 and a passenger door in the centre of the bodyside, which later versions did not have.

By 1989 the coach was fitted with public address equipment and allocated to the Scottish region / ScotRail (North Scotland at Inverness TMD).

As part of the privatisation process the coach became an asset of Eversholt Train Leasing prior to storage and later withdrawal.

BR Mk2 TSO №5174 at Pitsford & Brampton station. Photo: Dan Adkins

BR Mk2 TSO №5174 at Pitsford & Brampton station.
Photo: Dan Adkins

Coach BR BR Mk2 TSO
Built: 1966 Works №: 5174
Builder: BR Derby Type: Mk2 TSO
Diagram №: 88, AC2Z (AC205) Weight: 32 ton
Length: 64 ft 6 in Lot №: 30751
№ of Seats: 64 Second Class Load Capacity: N/A
Made Redundant / Withdrawn: N/A Date Preserved: 2005 at The Battlefield Line Railway
Arrived at NLR: February 2008 Current Status: Under Restoration