BR 4545 Tourist Standard Open

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BRBritish Rail or British Railways 4545 Tourist Standard Open
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BRBritish Rail or British Railways Tourist Standard Open 4545
Built By BRBritish Rail or British Railways York
Status In service
Number E4545
Livery BRBritish Rail or British Railways Crimson & Cream
Other numbers NE4545
History
Built 1956
Diagram 93
Lot 30243
Type TSO
TOPS code AC21
Seats 64 standard
1983 Preserved on SVRSevern Valley RailwaySVRA:Severn Valley Railway AssociationSVRS:Severn Valley Railway Society

Carriages

4545 is a BRBritish Rail or British Railways Mark 1 Tourist Standard Open (TSO). The ‘Open Second’ seats 64 passengers at tables, with three cross-vestibules to enable speedier loading and unloading of passengers.

Service and preservation

4545 was built at York in 1956 to diagram number 93 (AC204), lot number 30243. It went into service on the Eastern Region in March 1957, where it remained apart from an allocation to the Northeast region between January 1966 and January 1968.[1]

4545 arrived on the SVRSevern Valley RailwaySVRA:Severn Valley Railway AssociationSVRS:Severn Valley Railway Society on 14 March 1983 from Neville Hill, Leeds.[2] It is used in Set C, the BRBritish Rail or British Railways Crimson & Cream running set, and is owned by SVR(H).

See also

References

  1. Longworth (2013) p.57.
  2. SVRSevern Valley RailwaySVRA:Severn Valley Railway AssociationSVRS:Severn Valley Railway Society Stock Book Ninth Edition

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