975091 detail

Photo of 975091 detail at Temple Mills

Vehicles in this photo

The following vehicle(s) appear in this photo.

  • 975091 - OHLM Test coach (formerly Test Car 3 "Mentor")"

Photo details

  • Temple Mills
  • 21 July 2004
  • © Peter Cummings


Your comments

  • Ben Williams

    23 August 2004, 00:18:59

    Of course its not often you get to see the roof of this coach properly! so Peter was lucky to catch this near the footbridge at Temple Mills....

  • p calderwood

    8 April 2008, 09:38:39

    a smart looking coach i would like to model it in oo guage can anyone tell me what type of coach the donor was ?

  • Catkins

    8 April 2008, 11:15:27

    P Calderwood

    Looking at the nice broadside shot of it in Railtrack yellow I am going to make an educated guess that the donor coach was a BSK, and it looks as if a window has been put in to the area where one set of the double doors used to be, and THE GUARDS DOOR has been plated over.

    I hope that this is of help to you.

  • Ben Williams

    8 April 2008, 11:44:45

    A search using that helpful little box in the top right of your screen will tell you exactly what number this coach was originally.......!! But yes a BSK sounds about right.

  • SD0853

    8 April 2008, 20:30:12

    This coach is still known as MENTOR even though the name is not carried on the vehicle.

  • Dave Coxon

    15 October 2008, 22:23:30

    MENTOR was converted at Swindon in 1973 from BSK No:W34616 which was built in 1955. It was called MENTOR which was an acronym for 'Mobile Electrical Network Testing, Observation and Recording'.

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