BR First Open 3385

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BRBritish Rail or British Railways Mark 2f First Open (FO) 3385 was built at Derby in 1975 to diagram number 83 of lot number 30859. It has 42 seats.[1]

It passed to Riviera Trains' Blue Pullman set based at East Ham. It was sold by FM Rail to Direct Rail Services based at Oxley by 2007.

3385 in preservation

After mainline service it moved to Epping Ongar Railway by 2010, then to Battlefield Railway by 2013. By June 2016 it was purchased by Eastern Rail Services (ERS) and had moved to the Mid-Norfolk Railway (MNR). It is one of a rake of Mark 2 vehicles operated by ERS which is also from time-to-time hired to other railways, in particular the Weardale Railway for their Polar Express trains.[2][3]

3385 at the SVRSevern Valley RailwaySVRA:Severn Valley Railway AssociationSVRS:Severn Valley Railway Society

One such hire was in May 2017 to the SVRSevern Valley RailwaySVRA:Severn Valley Railway AssociationSVRS:Severn Valley Railway Society for the Spring Diesel Festival, its air-braking capability being used by visiting mainline locomotives. 3385 was painted in Nanking 'Pullman' Blue/White livery.

See also

Carriages visiting the SVR

References

  1. Preserved Coaching Stock of British Railways - Part One - Jan 2015
  2. Eastern Rail Services
  3. 3385 on vintagecarriagestrust.org

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