BR Tourist Second Open 5960

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BRBritish Rail or British Railways Mark 2f Tourist Second Open (TSO) 5960 was built at Derby in 1973 to diagram number 109 of lot number 30860. It has 64 seats.[1]

5960 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]

5960 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. 5960 was painted in Virgin Trains livery.

See also

Carriages visiting the SVR

References

  1. Preserved Coaching Stock of British Railways - Part One - Jan 2015
  2. Eastern Rail Services
  3. 5960 on vintagecarriagestrust.org

Links

5960 on Railway Heritage Register On-Line Eastern Rail Services' fleet list