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 Works Vehicle
Restored September 2019
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

Vehicle Profile:
Test Car 2

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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:
26/01/20 – Winter Gala
17/11/19 – Loaded and Secured
03/11/19 – Quorn Wetter & Wetter
08/09/19 – Test Car on display
01/09/19 – Test Car Done
26/08/19 – A Splash of Colour
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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