Current number: (no longer numbered in departmental/IU series)
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BR coach 4939
Battlefield Steam Railway
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Battlefield Steam Railway
977xxx series


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  • 977971 and 977982

    3 September 2003 - Ben

    977971 is in the foreground in IC livery, 977982 is in chocolate and cream livery behind. Just visible behind both coaches is IC liveried 977972.

  • 977971 and 977982

    12 September 2003 - Bill Moore

    Please can someone tell me exactly what a brake force runner does?

  • 977971 and 977982

    12 September 2003 - Ben

    Basically a brake force runner is used to make a train longer in order to provide enough brake discs to stop it. As far as we know they are not modified in any way in terms of extra weight.

  • 9 October 2017 - Greg Hartle

    This coach has now been returned to it's original identity 4939 and is in use, sporting maroon livery..