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MKI - E43190

Mark I E43190 stabled in Up Yard

Robert Frise - Mark I E43190 stabled in Up Yard

Brake Suburban E43190 entered traffic as 53190 and used on services to Alexandra Palace. A few weeks later it was transferred to Hatfield and Dunstable workings. In February 1955 it commenced duties at Kings Cross, and was renumbered 43190. 284 similar vehicles were built.

E43190 holds 72 seats and is an interesting vehicle as it was one of the last steam-hauled full compartment non-corridor braked coaches to be built for use in this country. It has aluminium doors.

Withdrawn by British Rail in April 1977, it arrived at Quainton from the Mid Hants Railway in 1985, having been swapped with BSK S34947. It was used extensively for passenger services in the Down Yard for many years. It has now been transferred to the Up Yard and extensively refurbished. Recently some ongoing maintenance has being carried out with the seats fitted with new ends and arm rests, with new picture frame glass been installed. Vacuum brake improvements, an emergency horn and a solar panel to power auxiliaries have also been installed.

Origin :- British Rail Date Built :- 1954 Number :- E43190
Diagram :- 371 Lot :- 30093
Type :- Brake Suburban Builder :- British Rail - Doncaster Owner :- QRS
Status :- Operational Location :- Down Yard Accession Number :- W/0041
Arrival Date :- 1985

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