Photo of 975066 at Kings Norton

Vehicles in this photo

The following vehicle(s) appear in this photo.

  • 975066 - M&EE Electrification Staff coach

Photo details

  • Kings Norton
  • 6 July 1991
  • © Paul Bartlett


Your comments

  • Ben Williams

    6 November 2004, 16:23:33

    This is the coach which spent many of its last years at Ripple Lane depot before being disposed of - but when this exactly happened still isn't clear! If anyone has any info it would be very welcome!

  • Ben Williams

    6 February 2008, 22:34:32

    Time to ask about this coach's disposal again in case there are any new people out there that might know!?? It remains probably the only outstanding disposal that no one seems to know anything about!

    Our biggest lead so far concerns several wagons:

    KDB 740409 & KDB 741245 (both EWS owned) were sold to EMR for scrap 25 August 1995. Parts of 740409 were found on site in May 2003 near the headshunt at the Dagenham end of the depot where this coach used to be parked. It is therefore possible that although LDB 975066 was a condemned JARVIS asset it was dealt with as part of EMR contract for EWS! Oops... And it should be noted that Aug 1995 was date of sale not date of scrapping because 975066 was still intact in 1998 at least.

    If anyone has any more sightings it may be useful to this story - please check your notes!

  • Andy Dickinson

    14 March 2008, 17:29:42

    I am in contact with a former member of staff from Ripple Lane. He says that this coach was moved into the C&W workshop (is this the same building as the WRD building?) and scrapped in there. The bogies could have gone to another preservation group. Not sure of the year this happened but can ask further questions.

    He also said that a former LNER buffet car was disposed of on site as well with possibly some underframe parts and the bogies going onto a group that preserved LNER coaches.

  • Ben Williams

    14 March 2008, 20:00:37

    Thanks Andy - any more news will of course be very welcome! The reference to the LNER coach is interesting - I can't think what this may have been? Anyone else know of any LNER stock in the area at this time?! May provide a clue...?

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