Anybody want to buy me a present...
One ex- London Underground 1938 tube stock carriage.
This is car 225. Which in part formed unit 483002.
Built in 1938 in Birmingham by Metro-Cammell, these deep-level tube trains were revolutionary: being the first to have all their motors and equipment under the floor of the train - freeing up valuable space for passengers. These iconic trains have had a hard life, serving the Underground between 1938 and 1988. Then the Isle of Wight from 1989 to January this year.
More recently found on the Isle of Wight running in rakes of 2 carriages as British Rail Class 483 EMU’s. Withdrawn from Island life earlier this year, these trains were the oldest operating units on the rail network in passenger service. Being the longest serving trains in living memory. Of course, if you’re looking at this ad then you probably already know that!
This is honestly a once in a lifetime opportunity - with all of these units going for scrap or preservation, act quickly to secure this piece of transport history.
This carriage is used and was used on the Island as a donor vehicle in later life so will require a full restoration. We can arrange restoration at cost, to suit requirements.
To be clear, this carriage will need extensive work - from a brief inspection it is clear that many interior and exterior fittings need attention and replacing/sourcing - some of which are:
Flip down seats
Minor interior panels
Items that need work/are missing are not limited to the above list - this is a guide from initial inspection of the vehicle.
This train needs work. But is a very doable project - which we can help facilitate as part of a separate contract.
Fully REACH compliant (all hazardous substances removed).
Length: 52ft (circa 15.6m)
Width: 8ft 6. (2.6m)
Height: 9ft 5.5. (2.9m)
We can arrange delivery as long as access to your chosen location is not too difficult. If bought at full price then delivery will be included in the price. The carriage will be delivered on a low loader. If a crane is needed we can supply for extra cost.
Other delivery arrangements can be made also.
Collection is also possible.
Short and long term storage can also be arranged.
Up to 3 cars available.
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