Railways

Electric Railway Museum Open Day Visit – 9th July 2017

On the weekend of 8th/9th July 2017, the Electric Railway Museum opened it’s doors to the public once again.

Natalie and myself visited on the Sunday (9th), with the aim to take photographs of the Bulleid design 4SUB unit and the Class 457 car (67300), as well as to take photos for a modeller working on a scratch built Bulleid design 2EPB.

There are around 40 vehicles at the museum, and some were unfortuately inaccessible (the highspeed freight vehicle (HSFV1) and the APT-P power car (obscured by a bus!)).

The museum holds the following items of stock:

Complete units:
  • 2EPB / 416/2 unit 6307 – Bulleid design
  • 2HAP / 414 unit
  • 2EPB / 416 unit 930053 – Former Tyneside EPB
  • 4SUB / 405 / 4732 – Bulleid design
  • 503 – LMS design 3rd rail unit
  • 501 unit number 501183/501188
  • AM9 / 309 unit number 960101 (309 624)
  • AM9 / 309 unit number 960102 (309 616)
Individual vehicles:
  • Liverpool Overhead Railway Trailer
  • 4 EPB / 415 unit number 5175 – Trailer Second (TSO) – bulleid design
  • AM7 / 307 DTBSO – unit number 307123
  • AM8 / 308 BDTCOL – unit number 308136
  • AM12 / 312 DTC 78037 & TSO 71205
  • APT-P / 370 unit number 370006 – M 49006
  • 457 unit number 7001 DMSO 67300
Electric Locomotives:
  • 4682 – Bo-Bo No 1 – Hawthorn Leslie – Kearsley Power Station
  • 905 – 4wd No 1 – English Electric – Spondon Power Station
  • 7284 – Bo-BO – No 1 – Ruston & Hornsby – Kearsley Power Station
Grounded vehicles:
  • 135 & 163 – Built for City and South London Railway in 1902 and 1907 respectively
Internal Combustion Locomotives:
  • 268881 – 0-4-0 – Ruston & Hornsby  – Mazda
  • 338416 – 4wd – Ruston & Hornsby – Crabtree
Freight & Non-Passenger:
  • ADS229 – Bogie Tool Van – LSWR – 1924
  • Unknown Brake Van
  • 7596 – Hand Crane LMS – 1944
  • 083407 – Lowfit Wagon – BR – 1951
  • Steam Crane – Carrick Wardale – 1919
  • RDB511023 – HSFV1 – BR – 1966
  • RDB975386 – LAB 4 – BR – 1957

Some photos of a few of the units:

  • 2EPB / 416/2 / 6307
  • 2HAP / 414 / 4311
  • 2EPB / 416 / 930053
  • 4SUB / 405 / 4732
  • Class 457 / 457001
    • Used in the development of AC traction motors prior to the introduction of the Class 465/466 Networkers. All since electric units have mainly used AC traction motors since to allow easier dual/triple mode useage.

Photos are on Flickr: (currently uploading them)

Electric Railway Museum Open Day 9th July 2017

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5 thoughts on “Electric Railway Museum Open Day Visit – 9th July 2017

    1. You will have to visit before 8th October 2017 as sadly it is set to close on that date due to the land being sold for development and the museum needing a new home. The future is uncertain.

      The museum website gives details of when the Open Days are.

    2. Hopefully the stock and museum will find a new home, but with the costs involved it is rather uncertain sadly, with 40 vehicles to move at around £2k/vehicle.

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