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999xxx series


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  • 999503

    11 September 2005 - Ben Williams

    Looking a bit sorry for itself now and not moved from Old Oak for 4 years at least but there is a rumour it may have been bought recently so maybe it will move soon!

  • 999503

    20 April 2008 - Jon Horswell

    A vehicle VERY similar to this has appeared at Southall. Can only just make out the front end from passing trains as it lurks within the shed but could it be this vehicle which has made the short trek across from OOC??

  • 999503

    20 April 2008 - Simon Bendall

    Would expect the Southall one to be 999506, which arrived on Weds 16/4.

  • 999503

    23 September 2008 - Harold A. Nicolson

    999503 and 999509 are quite different.

  • 999503

    28 November 2008 - Napster

    This vehicle is now at Ramparts, Derby, where it appears to be receiving from paintwork attention.

  • 999503

    4 December 2008 - mike thompson

    hi. 999503, is being restored at ramparts hope it will be back in service early 2009

  • 999503

    29 April 2009 - Napster

    Now outside the workshop at Ramparts, resplendent in LMS livery.

  • 999503

    13 July 2009 - Phil Hetherington

    Arrived at Great Central Railway 8/7/09.

  • 999503

    13 July 2009 - kev smith

    painted in to regional railways by Selhurst level 5 - one of their very last jobs, along with 73003 - sir herbert walker

    test run from selhurst - hove & return as i recall, tony francis Level 5 depot engineer on board with guests & the lads who did the last job

    was a privilige to be on board that run

  • 999503

    13 July 2009 - Ben Williams

    Interesting - so did it make it to the Severn Valley or were the plans changed...?

  • 999503

    14 July 2009 - Harold Nicolson

    This vehicle built in 1959 and hope it is BR livery like 999504 ?

  • 999503

    16 July 2009 - Phil Hetherington

    No, as stated above it's been done in LMS livery with no prefix to the number. Don't ask me why. By the way 999504 has an 'M' prefix when it should be 'DB' - a mistake by the painters I think.

  • 999503

    16 July 2009 - gooner89

    Actually your wrong 999503 not done at Selhurst, the managers saloon which was done at Selhurst just before it closed was 45020, (this was done along with a rake of MK2b coaches in the paint shop for Scotrail)if you notice in the picture 999503 still has the original windows where as 45020 was fitted which new hopper vents, ps i know this due to the fact i fitted a new kitchen in 45020

  • 1 February 2021 - James Pickering


  • 4 February 2021 - Patrick Newborough

    Recently been over hauled by myself and other carriage and wagon staff at the Great Central Railway - Rothley C&W, the vehicle is now in a BR Maroon livery.

    We have a page for Rothley Carriage & Wagon on Facebook if you would like more frequent updates.


  • 4 February 2021 - Ben Williams

    Thanks Patrick yes it looks very smart - a very good job. If you could upload a photo here please that wpuld be great.