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BR coach 13396
Moved to Eastleigh Works 1/11. Scrapped on site by Raxstar 7/13

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    7 April 2004 - James Fairchild

    Also a now unique coach, this is the sole survivor from the first production order of mark 2 coaches, this (and W13252 at the NRM) are the only surviving mark 2's to feature windows with two sliding pieces rather than one.

    Can anyone advise why it was last reported at GCR (N) Ruddington?



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    10 July 2006 - Chris Thorn

    Its recently lost its rather individual half MKI half MK2 gangways.

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    4 January 2007 - ian saunders

    is this vehicle still painted in this serco colour scheme or has it been repainted in network rail yellow ?

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    5 January 2007 - SD0853

    It was still this colour when I walked past it in the RTC yard yesterday.

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    5 January 2007 - Sam Burke

    is this vehicle still in this livery?

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    10 January 2007 - ian saunders

    this vehicle was carrying serco colours in 2004 as you can see in the next photos , it also appears to have had the corridor connectors removed at some point.

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    24 March 2008 - RICHARD SHEPHERD

    Hello doe's this coach still exist is it in network yellow and where is it's location thank you .........richard..........

  • 975290

    24 March 2008 - Bob points out the obvious

    Amazing what you can find if you go to i.e. it still exists, it is NOT in NwR yellow, and it is still at Derby RTC.

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    24 March 2008 - Simon Bendall

    Its still in Serco as pictured and is at Derby RTC.

  • 975290

    9 June 2009 - Ian Mathews

    There's a good photo of Test Car 6 in Michael Harris' book, "British Rail Mark 2 Coaches" on page 120. That picture was taken in August 1983 and shows the carriage in departmental blue and red livery being hauled by a class 58. The picture shows to good effect how at that time, the red livery band was extended around the carriage ends - not a chevron in sight!

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    11 December 2009 - Andy cole

    92004 under test on the left with 47296 on the rear.

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    26 August 2010 - Matt Stoddon

    There's also a photo at which shows Test car 6 with the red livery band, whilst it was behind 37175 testing the CP5 self-steering bogies.

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    21 October 2011 - Steve West

    Confirmed as being at Eastleigh works as seen on KRS visit 20/10/11 in slightly faded SERCO livery.

  • 19 September 2013 - Jon Horswell

    According to the Eastleigh works blog, this vehicle was scrapped at Eastleigh on Monday 01st July 2013 by Raxstar