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BR NPCCS 86500
Moved to East Lancashire Railway - 2/15
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East Lancashire Railway
977xxx series


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ELR, Bury Buckley Wells sidings** *** **** Greg Hartle
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Churnet Valley Railway** *** ****Andrew Martin
Churnet Valley Railway2013-05-04michael doleman
LNWR Crewe2009-06-21Dennis Graham
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  • 977442

    20 April 2007 - Paul Johnson

    Isn't this the prototype GUV with fibre glass sides?

  • 977442

    20 April 2007 - Ben Williams

    It is the prototype yes - 93500 - although I'm not sure what it is made of.....

  • 977442

    20 April 2007 - SD0853

    I'd take a big gamble on metal seeing as it's rusting quite nicely.

  • 977442

    28 April 2007 - keith falconer

    the prototype GUV, originally W86500, was externally identical to the production GUVs, except only two sets of doors.

    there was an experimental GRP 'brute carrier' van, E85000, built in 1970, on a standard underframe/ends from Sc15170. gangway was sealed, but retained 'bow' ends. three double doors per side with small square windows and long hinge arms (attached to strengthening struts). although unique, it lasted to 1982.

    (info from Parkin, 'BR mk1 coaches)

  • 977442

    19 September 2009 - Kevin Dowd

    ADB977442 is now preserved at The Churnet Valley Railway. Literally being saved from the scrapmans cutting equipment with only minutes to spare!

    Originally being saved by Pete Waterman, is now owned by myself with restoration underway to put it back into its original as built Crimson livery.

    Further info should appear soon on


  • 23 October 2018 - Greg Hartle

    This vehicle is currently unnumbered, and in what I can only describe as a dark pink colour..