Class 483 (Island Line) Historical Discussion (Including Liveries)

lttgroup

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In answer to the above posts, of the five Standard Stock cars dispatched from Ryde back to LT only two survive, a trailer and a control trailer, at Acton. The other trailer and two DMs were scrapped at Eastleigh in about 2011/12. Had my little group existed back then we would probably have tried to save them, although I gather asbestos was a problem. The DMs on the set at Acton are former Ballast Motor cars, I believe, or possibly Personnel Carriers. Of the five ex-Island Cars two were restored to period 1930s/20s LT/UERL liveries at Ryde. One of them was the surviving control trailer, currently in red primer, the other was the trailer scrapped at Eastleigh.

As for 483 preservation, the group I founded (LT Traction Group) has secured one unit to be returned to the mainland, whilst at least two more will remain preserved on the Island at Brading and Havenstreet respectively. Our unit is set to go to the Epping Ongar Railway so will be done in LT livery but I hope and imagine that the ones on the Island will remain in and be restored in Island liveries.
 
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WesternLancer

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In answer to the above posts, of the five Standard Stock cars dispatched from Ryde back to LT only two survive, a trailer and a control trailer, at Acton. The other trailer and two DMs were scrapped at Eastleigh in about 2011/12. Had my little group existed back then we would probably have tried to save them, although I gather asbestos was a problem. The DMs on the set at Acton are former Ballast Motor cars, I believe, or possibly Personnel Carriers. Of the five ex-Island Cars two were restored to period 1930s/20s LT/UERL liveries at Ryde. One of them was the surviving control trailer, currently in red primer, the other was the trailer scrapped at Eastleigh.

As for 483 preservation, the group I founded (LT Traction Group) has secured one unit to be returned to the mainland, whilst at least two more will remain preserved on the Island at Brading and Havenstreet respectively. Our unit is set to go to the Epping Ongar Railway so will be done in LT livery but I hope and imagine that the ones on the Island will remain in and be restored in Island liveries.
Thanks for this - good to read that summary of the situation. Good luck with your project!
 

adc82140

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I'm guessing that the one going to Havenstreet will be stuffed and mounted only.
 

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Would the D Stock and the 1938 stock ever have met side by side in LU service? 38 stock was used on the Piccadilly Line, but I think it had all gone to the Northern Line by the time the D stock was introduced, so no meetings at Turnham Green.
 

Peter Mugridge

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Would the D Stock and the 1938 stock ever have met side by side in LU service? 38 stock was used on the Piccadilly Line, but I think it had all gone to the Northern Line by the time the D stock was introduced, so no meetings at Turnham Green.

The official farewell tours ( prior to the later short term re-instatement for the Northern Line ) ran down the Piccadilly to the then new Heathrow T4 loop, so yes - it will have happened between where the District and Piccadilly parallel each other. If I remember right, the train reversed at Acton Town so was there for a few minutes and it also ran to Ealing Broadway so again it would have happened there.
 

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