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BR coach 25079
Moved to Crewe Heritage Centre 12/15
Preserved Railway / Museum:
Crewe Heritage Centre
Preserved vehicles
975xxx series


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  • 975080

    7 November 2003 - Bob Taylor

    Does anyone have a view off the other side off this tool van?

  • 975080

    8 March 2008 - Rob

    red carded out of use at old oak

  • 975080

    22 December 2008 - Ben Williams

    Moved from Stoke to Embsay Railway today.

  • 975080

    23 December 2008 - SD0853

    Is this the BTU van that was for sale on E-Bay a few weeks ago (sold by Reid Freight)?

  • 975080

    23 December 2008 - Ben Williams

    The one pictured on eBay was 975465. I was told Embsay were going to have both originally but it was deemed too expensive and 975465 is now still for sale.

  • 975080

    24 December 2008 - Dave Shell (NREL, AVRP, OTPPG)

    Will check on the sale of 975465 as I understood this was being bought by another group for use at Embsay rather than the railway themselves. If the sale has fallen through I may just arrange a new price for it...

  • 975080

    26 December 2015 - gareth mcmurray

    Support vehicle for 37108. To be restored to its former glory in yellow.

  • 975080

    26 December 2015 - Vince

    Good to hear that it's going to be yellow! Far too many preserved departmental coaches get repainted back to green etc!!

  • 975080

    5 December 2016 - Ben Williams

    Very smart repaint back into its original BTU colours

  • 6 December 2016 - Peter Hall

    If I am not mistaken this was originally in a red livery after conversion to departmental use. It acquired yellow livery after that was adopted for all BTU carriages in the mid/late 1970s.

  • 6 December 2016 - Ben Williams

    Thanks Peter. "Original" in my life time :)

  • 12 December 2016 - gareth mcmurray

    Peter is correct; when we were rubbing it down for repaint there was plenty of evidence of a coat of red underneath everything else. We thought it strange as red was a steam crane support vehicle colour and as far as we are aware it never ran with one. Corrections welcome though!