ADB975397

Built Wolverton 1962
Type Test Car 2 (ex-BSK)
Other numbers 35386
TOPS QXX
Diagram number 181
Lot number 30699
Capacity 14T
Bogie Centres 46ft 6in
Condition Restoration into Technical Centre livery underway.  Currently in use as main operating base
Notes Converted from BSK to Test Car 2 1974
Slip working windows fitted Sept 1990
Bought by the GCR from Serco Rail Technical Services, arrived 25 March 2016, swapped with ADB975638 June 2018
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Vehicle Drawing
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Pre-restoration 2019
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Loading for Transport to the GCR 24 March 2016
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Stabled at Old Dalby 2015
Serco TC2
Seen at the RTC Derby outside the EDU  2005 c/o Dave Bower
TC2 ECML
Slip Testing a Mk3 Coach on the ECML north of York 30th June 1985 c/o Dave Bower

Relevant Updates:
18/08/19 – Matt on a hot tin roof
11/08/19 – Test Car two sides
04/08/19 – Déjà Two (car)
28/07/19 – Quorn Wet & Wet
21/07/19 – The other side
14/07/19 – Cheerio Matey
07/07/19 – Dumper Doctor
30/06/19 – Lines and Squares
23/06/19 – BLUE!
16/06/19 – Red, White and………..not yet!
09/06/2019 – Grey Days
02/06/19 – Independent Test Car
03/03/19 – Business as usual
24/02/2019 – Getting Ready…

17/02/19 – A Buckeye? That’s not a wagon coupling, how does that go on……
10/02/2019 – QXA to QXX
3/2/19 – Testing times ahead

For details of Test Car 2 during its operational life, we must recommend the excellent book by Dave Bower.
Please click the image to be taken to his website:

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