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#2371 OFFLINE   83C


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Posted 19 January 2019 - 07:24 AM

Sounds like a very similar idea to the Bulleid 4DDs on the Southern, they too suffered from slow dwell times.
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Posted 19 January 2019 - 02:56 PM

As others have said, tis indeed a Crellin-Duplex half-decker. IIRC about a dozen were built in both front and underfloor-engined forms, first by Lincs Trailers and then the rights were taken over by Mann Egerton. One has survived (JVB 908) - I believe it's coming to the end of a very long-term restoration and should turn a few heads when it's done. If you're wondering how the interior works, there's a central corridor with steps up and down into compartments, each with two pairs of seats facing each other and overlapped so the backs of the upper seats are above the fronts of the lower ones. Not exactly step-free easy access, and slow boarding and alighting times killed the idea off.

a bit like the  4-DD  EMUs that Bulleid  had built for the southern ...


ETA d'oh didn't see 83c's  post  before posting my 4-DD reference

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