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Perhaps it was a lamp used by Rail Express Systems,some sectors claimed and labelled lamps supposedly for their own use. However when required any handy lamp would do! Numbers?? Sorry no idea. Is it a stick in label?
They were meant to be tracked at one point. In the late 1970'sand 1980's battery tail lamps were reported on "18 Comment Cards" on TOPS. I think it stopped when the cheap and cheerful plastic lamps likethis one entered service.
One loco support coach that I helped restore had no less than four lamps on board when we received it. We kept the best two ( Virgin Trains and Freightliner) and donated the two battered EWS labelled ones to the local shunters.... Then there was the task of finding where to obtain new batteries - long before the days of HOPS.