Current number:
999507
Any other previous number(s):
New
Notes:
Moved to Lavender Line 12/08
Livery:
BR RESEARCH - RED AND DARK BLUE
Preservation location:
Lavender Line
Category:
999xxx series

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Lavender Line, Isfield** *** ****MKC
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Lavender Line** *** ****Andy Basford
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  • 999507

    24 September 2006 - Ben Williams

    The railbus spent a few months on the Llangollen railway in 2005 - seen here before it received its yellow front ends.

  • 999507

    24 September 2006 - Ben Williams

    Seen here shortly after a first sanding down...

  • 999507

    24 September 2006 - Ben Williams

    A first coat of undercoat...

  • 999507

    24 September 2006 - Ben Williams

    ... now with gloss paint applied.

  • 999507

    24 September 2006 - Ben Williams

    ... and finally with its lettering applied.

  • 999507 & 998901

    12 June 2008 - SD0853

    Very nice. I like that.......alot.

  • 999507 & 998901

    12 June 2008 - Ben Williams

    Yes I think the guys at Middleton have to be congratulated again on another fine retro-departmental paint job! About time more heritage railways joined the anti-green revolution! :)

  • 999507 & 998901

    12 June 2008 - Dave Shell (NREL, AVRP, OTPPG)

    Yup, a good repaint there and some nice shots from Ian

  • 999507

    9 August 2009 - Harold Nicolson

    This photo of the railbus is nice for an early BR livery, good bye now.

  • 999507

    10 August 2009 - Dave Birchall

    Wasn't it painted in BR green livery whilst at the East Lancs Rly??

  • 999507

    11 August 2009 - SD0853

    It as painted Green at the East Lancs.

    It never carried this livery whilst in the ownership of British Rail

  • 999507

    11 August 2009 - Harold Nicolson

    I see, I would like to know what year it was built ?

  • 999507

    12 August 2009 - Harold Nicolson

    Apparently the railbus was built in 1958, by Elliot and green livery for British Railways.

  • 999507

    12 August 2009 - SD0853

    It was painted in a terrible yellow and brown livery when new. I'll post a picture or add a link if I can find it, but other than preservation photo's i've never seen one of it in BR Green.

  • 999507

    14 August 2009 - Michael

    There's a black-and white image at http://www.railcar.co.uk/hisOthers/WickDep.htm which gives a good idea of the original livery; it is described in the section headed "Delivery".

  • 999507

    17 August 2009 - Harold Nicolson

    I realised one of the railbuses is of yellow and brown livery probably No. 79960(1, 2 or 3) at Oxenhope instead of 999507 ?

  • 999507

    18 August 2009 - SD0853

    All of the other rail buses would have been delivered in BR lined Green, but when 999507 was delivered it was pinted Yellow and Brown, with the lettering "Track Recording Coach" on either side of the vehicle.

    It was delivered in 1958, prior to the formation of the Research Division, and was operated then by the Civil Engineers Dept. It wasn't until 1970 that the vehicle was taken over by the Research Division.