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}}BR Mark 1 Tourist Standard Open (TSO) 4399 was built at Swindon in 1957 to diagram number 93 of lot number 30219. The ‘Open Second’ seats 64 passengers at tables, with three cross-vestibules to enable speedier loading and unloading of passengers.
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4399 arrived on the SVR in May 1983 from Heaton, being at that time privately owned by D Randall and P Fitzwater. It is now owned by the [[Severn Valley Railway Charitable Trust Ltd | SVR Charitable Trust]].  {{As of|2017}} it is at Bridgnorth undergoing restoration and modification to include disabled access in a similar manner to [[BR 4690 Tourist Standard Open|4690]], for which it was recently awarded grant funding.<ref>[http://svrtrust.org.uk/our-vehicles/br/4399-2.html 4399 on the SVR Charitable Trust web site]</ref>
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==4399 in service==
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BR Mark 1 Tourist Standard Open (TSO) 4399 was built in 1956 to diagram number 93 of lot number 30219.  Interestingly, it was built in two separate locations. The chassis was one of a job lot constructed in Swindon, which was then moved, like flat goods wagons, down to Ashford in Kent, where the rest of the body was added.<ref>[http://www.svr.co.uk/pdf/Special%20Events/SVR%20Peep%20Behind%20the%20Scenes%202017.pdf Peep Behind The Scenes leaflet July 2017]</ref> The established practice of building coaches for the home region was coming to an end, and 4399 went into service on the Eastern Region. It lasted in British Rail service until 1983 when the new Inter-City high-speed trains made it redundant. The ‘Open Second’ seats 64 passengers at tables, with three cross-vestibules to enable speedier loading and unloading of passengers.
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==4399 in preservation==
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4399 arrived on the SVR in May 1983 from Heaton, being at that time privately owned by D Randall and P Fitzwater. 4399 ran for several years in BR blue and grey livery, until the Carriage & Wagon gang at Bridgnorth took it back to 1950s maroon with a quick repaint. However, it soon came out of service and languished in storage for many years. It is now owned by the [[Severn Valley Railway Charitable Trust Ltd | SVR Charitable Trust]].  {{As of|2017}} it is at Bridgnorth undergoing restoration and modification to include disabled access in a similar manner to [[BR 4690 Tourist Standard Open|4690]], for which it was recently awarded grant funding.<ref>[http://svrtrust.org.uk/our-vehicles/br/4399-2.html 4399 on the SVR Charitable Trust web site]</ref>  
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4399 will be finished in the early BR livery of crimson and cream, as built, and will run in [[Carriages#Set_C | Set C]].
  
 
==See also==
 
==See also==
 
*[[Carriages#BR Designed Coaches | List of carriages]]
 
*[[Carriages#BR Designed Coaches | List of carriages]]
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*[[Rolling stock currently under restoration]]
  
 
==References==
 
==References==

Revision as of 16:06, 11 July 2017

BRBritish Rail or British Railways 4399 Tourist Standard Open
BR 4399 20150320.jpg
BRBritish Rail or British Railways Tourist Standard Open 4399
Built By BRBritish Rail or British Railways Doncaster
Status Restoration in progress
Number BRBritish Rail or British Railways 3083
History
Built 1957
Diagram 93
Lot 30319
Type TSO
Seats 64 standard
1983 Preserved on SVRSevern Valley RailwaySVRA:Severn Valley Railway AssociationSVRS:Severn Valley Railway Society

Carriages

4399 in service

BRBritish Rail or British Railways Mark 1 Tourist Standard Open (TSO) 4399 was built in 1956 to diagram number 93 of lot number 30219. Interestingly, it was built in two separate locations. The chassis was one of a job lot constructed in Swindon, which was then moved, like flat goods wagons, down to Ashford in Kent, where the rest of the body was added.[1] The established practice of building coaches for the home region was coming to an end, and 4399 went into service on the Eastern Region. It lasted in British Rail service until 1983 when the new Inter-City high-speed trains made it redundant. The ‘Open Second’ seats 64 passengers at tables, with three cross-vestibules to enable speedier loading and unloading of passengers.

4399 in preservation

4399 arrived on the SVRSevern Valley RailwaySVRA:Severn Valley Railway AssociationSVRS:Severn Valley Railway Society in May 1983 from Heaton, being at that time privately owned by D Randall and P Fitzwater. 4399 ran for several years in BRBritish Rail or British Railways blue and grey livery, until the Carriage & Wagon gang at Bridgnorth took it back to 1950s maroon with a quick repaint. However, it soon came out of service and languished in storage for many years. It is now owned by the SVR Charitable Trust. As of 2017 it is at Bridgnorth undergoing restoration and modification to include disabled access in a similar manner to 4690, for which it was recently awarded grant funding.[2] 4399 will be finished in the early BRBritish Rail or British Railways livery of crimson and cream, as built, and will run in Set C.

See also

References

  1. Peep Behind The Scenes leaflet July 2017
  2. 4399 on the SVR Charitable Trust web site

SVRSevern Valley RailwaySVRA:Severn Valley Railway AssociationSVRS:Severn Valley Railway Society Stock Book Ninth Edition

Links