Current number:
977962
Any other previous number(s):
BR EMU 75642
Notes:
Moved to Tanat Valley Light Railway 5/18
Livery:
JAFFA
Preservation location:
Tanat Valley Railway
Category:
Preserved vehicles
977xxx series

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  • 977962 & 977963 & 977964

    27 January 2007 - Christopher Fuller

    This unit may be saved and preserved by the Ipswich Dock Railway Preservation Society soon.

  • 977962 & 977963 & 977964

    25 February 2007 - Christopher Fuler

    The Ipswich Dock Railway Preservation Society hope to restore it back under its own power and back into British Railway standard maroon. All we have to do now is wait for a reply from Network Rail to buy the railway, then it will all start! Help us buy the railway at: http://petitions.pm.gov.uk/levelcrossing/

  • 977962 & 977963 & 977964

    25 February 2007 - Dave Carson

    Err, I think the Ipswich Dock Railway Preservation Society have forgotten a thing or two, Can't have preserved 25Kv overhead catenary in the UK! So, self-powering this thing is definitely 'being away with the fairies'.

  • 977962 & 977963 & 977964

    25 February 2007 - Andrew Humphries

    Who said you can't have a preserved railway running 25Kv.

    The HSE are not legally aloud to block any project if the donít like it.

    If a full HSE approved health and safety risk assessment and operating procedures are applied, plus full training and certification of those who operate and maintain the railway and its electrical systems (i.e. With the same qualifications or better than those required for Network Rail). The only thing that stops most groups is the costs.

  • 977962 & 977963 & 977964

    26 February 2007 - Dave Carson

    OK Andrew, you try it!

  • 977962 & 977963 & 977964

    26 February 2007 - sam burke

    i didn't know there was even overhead lines in ipswich docks. it's a bit ambitios to preserve a unit, buy a railway and then build overhead lines? like the other guy said - definitely away with the fairys i think

  • 977962 & 977963 & 977964

    26 February 2007 - Kevin Staddon

    Perhaps they aspire to mainline certification and running on the network?

  • 977962 & 977963 & 977964

    26 February 2007 - sam burke

    good point well made

    (i'd prefer it in jaffa cake livery)

  • 977962 & 977963 & 977964

    26 February 2007 - Christopher Fuller

    We hope to use her for 'Push-Pull' services on the line, and operate her on the main line during society excursions!

  • 977962 & 977963 & 977964

    26 February 2007 - sam burke

    can you paint one side in jaffa cake livery and one in maron?

  • 977962 & 977963 & 977964

    26 February 2007 - Christopher Fuller

    It sounds interesting, but maby not! I think that it might ruin the nostalgia of the unit, anyway, B.R.maroon rocks!

  • 977962 & 977963 & 977964

    26 February 2007 - Christopher Fuller

    The EMU society came forwards to us and asked if we would like to buy the unit. we have agreed to the offer with them. You see, the unit is currently owned buy Angel and they told the EMU society that they want to sell it but only to either a light raiwlay, or a museum, and the railway the IDRPS hope to buy is a light railway. we have not signed any contract yet, first we need to buy the railway (Network Rail £3,500 (network rail have not yet decided to give a price because thay have not made up the capitalist minds, this what we asked for it)) then get hold of £7,000 to buy the EMU.

  • 977962 & 977963 & 977964

    16 March 2007 - Jon Horswell

    Anybody got any close up shots of the names carried on the centre vehicles of these units.

  • 977962 & 977963 & 977964

    28 March 2007 - Jon Woollard

    Nice to see that part of the 309's are alive if not well. My father was a driver of 309's from 1962 - 1980ish based at Clacton. I would love to see one back in Maroon, but don't think it will be the same without its wraparound front windows but beggers can't be choosers. I have signed the petition so good luck, can't wait to see it in Ipswich.

  • 977962 & 977963 & 977964

    14 October 2008 - Ben Williams

    Anyone noted these recently please?

  • 977962 & 977963 & 977964

    8 February 2009 - Phil Scott

    This unit (along with 960102) have now been saved for preservation are moving to Coventry Railway Centre.

    See: http://www.electricrailwaymuseum.co.uk/309.htm

  • 11 July 2017 - Greg Hartle

    This vehicle now carries 'Jaffa Cake' livery, and former set no. 309616..

  • 4 June 2018 - Brian Cuttell

    Reported to have left Coventry for the Tanat Valley Railway on 24/5/18.