BR 79998 Battery EMU: Driving Motor Brake Second built 1957

BR 79998 Battery EMU: Driving Motor Brake Second built 1957

BR 79998 Battery EMU: Driving Motor Brake Second built 1957
BR 79998 Battery EMU: Driving Motor Brake Second built 1957

 

Present Location Milton of Crathes
County Location Aberdeenshire
Designed For BR
Build Location Derby
Diagram number 442
Lot number 30369
Type DTCL
First Number 79998
Later Numbers Sc79998 RDB975003 LAB 16 Gemini
Present Number 79998
Current Livery BR multiple unit green livery
Gauge 4ft 8 1/2in
Wheel Arrangement 4-w bogies
Original Underframe Yes
Original Bogies/Wheelsets Yes
Additional Notes With 79999, battery-electric twin (Ballater Branch). P 1986 by West Yorkshire Transport Museum, at Bradford Hammerton Street till 1989, then East Lancs Railway. To Echt (12 miles W of Aberdeen) 2001: to Milton of Crathes 5/06. With 79999 makes up 'Gemini' pair. Retains original 1950s plastic laminate finishes to interior and original moquette in First Class saloon. For hauled use only - battery power not available (the wiring for the traction is in need of replacing and new batteries are needed).
Owner Royal Deeside Railway Preservation Society
External Structural Condition Good
Internal Structural Condition Good
Underframe Condition Good
External Finish Good
Internal Finish Good
Degree of External Originality As built/last Passenger rebuild (BR or before)
Degree of Internal Originality Some replaced/reproduced material
Degree of Underframe/Running Gear Originality As built/last Passenger rebuild (BR or before)
Degree of External Authenticity Good
Degree of Internal Authenticity Good
Degree of Underframe Authenticity Good
Rarity Unique
Historical Importance of some Importance
Storage Open
Operating Yes
Survey Date 30/06/2012
Surveyor David Wigley
Photo Date 28/05/2016
Photo by Steve West
At Risk No
Date Record Last Updated 21/06/2016


 

 














 

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