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BR coach 25430
Keith & Dufftown Railway
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Keith & Dufftown Railway
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975xxx series
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  • 975758

    12 March 2005 - Ben Williams

    Info from the Keith & Dufftown Railway website:

    "This coach was built in 1957 at BR Wolverton, numbered M25430. Formerly a Corridor Second seating 48 passengers in eight compartments, it was modified at Horwich Works to form part of an Overhead Line Maintenance Train based at Romford, Essex. The modifications included completely gutting the interior of all fittings and fitting with a flat roof with walking boards, which can still be seen. It was secured from Booth's scrapyard in Rotherham for the Railway by members of The AC Locomotive Group, and moved to Dufftown on 14th June 2001.

    It is now fully fitted out with loose chairs, tables and curtains for its new role as a cafeteria, connected to the Kitchen Car, and was put into use in early 2002."

  • 975758

    15 September 2013 - Dave Carson

    Now in red bearing the name 'The Buffer Stop' below windows on both sides also bears old number 25430.

  • 7 December 2016 - Martin Evans

    This coach appears in the opening scenes of the 1965 film The Ipcress File.

  • 975758

    5 May 2020 - Jon Horswell

    Just discovered that, in its original guise as 25430, this vehicle makes an appearance in the 1965 film The Ipcress File starring Michael Caine and Nigel Green.

  • 975758

    7 May 2020 - Ben Williams

    Jon this is the sort of fact that can only be discovered during a period of lockdown! ;)