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Moved to Eastleigh works 3/10 for bogie swap. Now owned by London Underground. Returned to West Ruislip by 5/19. Named Florence Nightingale and numbered 17.

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Goring & Streatley 11.45 (Eastleigh-Ruislip)** *** ****Ben Williams
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  • DM 45029

    24 December 2003 - Ben

    This saloon is still (sort of) in service and now in EWS livery but normally resides these days at Motherwell depot...

  • DM 45029

    15 May 2004 - Ben Williams

    Again this saloon is still around today but is stored at Motherwell - in EWS livery now...

  • DM 45029

    12 June 2006 - Ben

    This seems to have been here since 1999...

  • DM 45029

    25 February 2007 - Mike Cole

    Does nybody have a floorplan for this vehicle in this livery and also any details of the vent to the right of EWS on the gold band - there is another in a similar position on the other side. I am making a 7mm model

  • DM 45029

    28 February 2007 - Ben Williams

    Apparently this has been "designated" by the Railway Heritage Committee so will presumably have a future in preservation?

  • DM 45029

    2 November 2007 - ian saunders

    the vent in the side is a flu vent for a gas heater by the look of it

  • DM 45029

    14 October 2008 - Ben Williams

    Assume this is still here but any updated sightings would be useful, thanks.

  • DM 45029

    26 November 2008 - Ben Williams

    This has very recently been removed along with the remaining locos. It was there on 15th Nov but not yesterday (25th) Any more news appreciated!

  • DM 45029

    27 November 2008 - SD0853

    Might be at RAMPART C&W in Derby. There's a saloon turned up there in the last week that is being stripped to bear metal for repainting as we speak.

  • DM 45029

    8 May 2009 - Ben Williams

    Apparently there was a "coach" move from Motherwell to West Ruislip recently - assumed to be this saloon but no idea why it has gone here - any more info appreciated! thanks...

  • DM 45029

    13 March 2010 - Dave Kirwin

    Now in Eastleigh stone yard.

  • DM 45029

    14 July 2010 - Simon m

    Now owned by London Underground (Railway Magazine Aug 10) - you would have thought it would be cheaper to convert old tube stock but at least it is still in use.

  • DM 45029

    14 July 2010 - kev

    u ever thought they might want a "gm" palace" for specials etc, 1st class or summat

  • DM 45029

    14 July 2010 - Jon Horswell

    Good point Simon. The 'old tube stock' conversion would be much more practical. This is probably for use on the surface lines of the MET as it can't be used much place else.

    Incidentally has anyone spotted the number of this vehicle etched onto the glass of one of it's windows. See if you can find it. It's an unusual touch, but is it unique?

  • DM 45029

    16 July 2010 - Mike Cole

    There are some photos by Carl Watson on of the conversion work underway at Eastleigh

  • DM 45029

    21 August 2012 - dick holland

    i am looking for photos of W80976 any one have any?

  • 17 November 2012 - Ben Williams

    If someone has seen this recently can you please add updated sighting. Assume still in Eastleigh works?

  • 45029

    27 April 2014 - Ben Williams

    Apparently this should be in latter stages of refurbishment now - probably being repainted.

  • 45029

    29 April 2014 - Jon Horswell

    Is this owned by LUL?

  • 45029

    29 April 2014 - Sam Burke

    Think I read somewhere that it moved to Eastleigh works 3/10 for bogie swap. Now owned by London Underground.

  • DM 45029

    31 July 2014 - Mike Cole

    Just finished a 7mm O Gauge version of this vehicle, see photo section.

  • DM 45029

    2 August 2014 - Ben Williams

    Thanks Mike - very nice model. I haven't generally featured model photos on here before but if there was enough interest I could start a new section...

  • DM 45029

    2 August 2014 - Mike Cole

    Hi Ben,

    no problems, I like building Inspection Saloons and get a great help from the photos posted on here, so it was a way of saying - 'thank you'.

  • DM 45029

    6 August 2014 - Rich Mackin

    A modelling section would be of great interest to me, and I'm sure I'm not the only one (I often refer to this site for numbers, details, etc)

  • 3 June 2019 - Ben Williams

    This has now finally left Eastleigh for West Ruislip. It left on 16th May.

    Photo of it en route here

    and some nice photos of it completed at Eastleigh here

  • 5 April 2021 - Ben Williams

    This must have returned to Eastleigh at some point because today it returned to West Ruislip from Eastleigh with the 4TC set.

  • 26 April 2023 - Steve Jordan

    Pretty sure that the first picture in Blue/grey with the Peak is not DM45029. I think its one of the GWR DW80xxx saloons.

  • 27 April 2023 - Dan Adkins

    The photo is a duplicate. It's the same one as the photo on this website of 80975 at Bristol Temple Meads in 1985.

  • 28 April 2023 - Ben Williams

    Well spotted. I'll remove this one