DB Deutsche Bundesbahn 508002-11-002-3 British Army of the Rhine Ambulance Car built 1957

DB Deutsche Bundesbahn 508002-11-002-3 British Army of the Rhine Ambulance Car built 1957

DB Deutsche Bundesbahn 508002-11-002-3 British Army of the Rhine Ambulance Car built 1957
DB Deutsche Bundesbahn 508002-11-002-3 British Army of the Rhine Ambulance Car built 1957

 

Present Location Cockshute Sidings
County Location Stoke on Trent
Designed For DB Deutsche Bundesbahn
Build Location Munich
Type Ambulance
First Number 508002-11-002-3
Gauge 4ft 8 1/2in
Wheel Arrangement 4-w bogies
Original Underframe Yes
Original Bogies/Wheelsets Yes
Additional Notes Built Munich as DB second class carriage. To 4-MOD Army ambulance train carriage 12/78 - converted to carry 33 stretchers: British Army of the Rhine ambulance trains were an important aspect of the Cold War medical planning where rail would have played a major role in any conflict in Europe. W 1989. To Marchwood Military Port 08/1992 via RCT landing craft 'Arakan'. Restoration at Marchwood by volunteers from 275 Railway Squadron & Ambulance Train Squadron. To Museum of Military Medicine at Keogh Barracks, Mytchett, Surrey, GU12 5RQ. 09/1993 and at 12/17 confirmed still there (as shown in additional photo), standing on WW2 rails and sleepers from Marchwood Military Port. 09/23: reported intended for the new Museum of Military Medicine planned for Cardiff Bay - and, by 12/23, moved to Reid Freight Services site at Cockshute Sidings, Stoke on Trent (see final additional photo below).
Owner Army Medical Services Museum
Rarity Unique
Historical Importance Very Important
Storage Secure Open
Operating No
Photo Date 01/06/1997
Photo by Gary Gibbs: Army Medical Services Museum
At Risk No
Date Record Last Updated 08/01/2024

Ken Rimell 12/2017: latest condition
Ken Rimell 12/2017: latest condition

Ken Rimell 12/2017: detail on underframe
Ken Rimell 12/2017: detail on underframe

Tim Ackerley 30/12/2023: see Notes above
Tim Ackerley 30/12/2023: see Notes above


 

 
















 

 

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