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BR EMU 76277
Dartmoor Railways, Meldon Quarry.
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Dartmoor Railway
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977xxx series


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  • 977335

    22 September 2004 - Steve Wright

    Still in place at Meldon quarry at the moment, although rumored to be leaving soon to be returned to active service

  • 977335

    1 December 2004 - Jack Russell

    Could anyone tell me what the Departmental coach is to the rear ?. Thanx.

  • 977335

    1 December 2004 - Ben Williams

    It is 999550

  • 977335

    7 August 2006 - Greg Sherlock

    I want to model this vehicle on my layout as it was in 1989, but I can't find any pictures of what livery it carried. Was it the blue/grey with red stripe as 999550 behind or did it carry something else?

  • 977335

    16 August 2006 - SD0853

    Otherwise known as "The Rocket", this vehicle is currently stored at Meldon Quarry

  • 977335

    23 November 2006 - Albert Mutton

    Due to go soon, Rumoured to the Blue Pullman guys. New rule at Meldon is that all vehicles there must have a purpose other than merely 'storage'

  • 977335

    14 January 2007 - Duncan Reed

    Offered for sale via GVA Grimley

  • 977335

    16 February 2007 - David John Mant

    Still at Meldon 12 Feb 07

  • 977335

    18 February 2007 - Ben Williams

    Now apparently bought by Dartmoor Railways

  • 977335

    13 August 2007 - Jon Horswell

    Does anyone know which set numbers this vehicle was part of during its passenger days?

  • 977335

    14 August 2007 - Robert Chilton

    It was converted from S76277 which was one of the DTSOs from 4TC set no. 405 and was itself originally converted from Mk1 TSO no. 4005 in 1966/7.

  • 977335

    18 July 2009 - Steven M Smith

    I'm currently painting a model of this vehicle, made from the Hurst Models kit. However, I can't find any colour pictures of the back end of it in its Technical Services guise, so I'm not too sure what colour to use. Does anybody know the answer to this one please?

  • 977335

    19 July 2009 - Simon Bendall

    Inner end was black according to a pic I've got here.

  • 977335

    31 July 2009 - Steven M Smith

    Thanks Simon. This confirms the paint guide instructions in the kit, but I was a little uncertain as the only rear view photo provided (in black & white) appears to be of a lighter shade or different colour compared to the corridor connector.

  • 3 December 2012 - Yes Tor

    Now operational and in Dartmoor Railway "Polar Express" for Christmas workings in November/December 2012

  • 28 December 2012 - Matt Ryder

    Now repainted into DCR Green, appears to supply the ETS to the train by using a generator on board. Also now named 'The Rocket'

  • 6 October 2019 - Darren Pegg

    Livery now Blue