BR Tourist Second Open 5866

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BRBritish Rail or British Railways Mark 2e Tourist Second Open (TSO) 5866 was built at Derby in 1972 to diagram number 108 of lot number 30844. It has 64 seats.[1]

5866 in preservation

After BRBritish Rail or British Railways service it was purchased by by Eastern Rail Services (ERS) by 2012. It is one of a rake of Mark 2 vehicles operated by ERS and based on the Mid-Norfolk Railway (MNR), where it is used on services. The rake is also from time-to-time hired to other railways, in particular the Weardale Railway for their Polar Express trains.[2][3]

5866 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. 5866 was painted in BRBritish Rail or British Railways Intercity livery.

See also

Carriages visiting the SVR

References

  1. Preserved Coaching Stock of British Railways - Part One - Jan 2015
  2. Eastern Rail Services
  3. 5866 on vintagecarriagestrust.org

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