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Bulleid coaches

2515 is a semi-open brake third built by the Southern Region in 1951 for use in western section 3 car set 857. It arrived at the Bluebell on 2 March 1973 and following restoration entered service in February 1977.

photograph by John A Arkell

2515
 
2515 2515 captured whilst leaving Horsted Keynes on 21 July 2001.

photograph by Colin Duff

 
1464 is an open third built in 1947. It arrived at the Bluebell Railway on 12 May 1978 and following restoration returned to traffic during April 1986.

photograph by John A Arkell

1464
 
1464 1464 also leaving Horsted Keynes on 21 July 2001.

photograph by John A Arkell

 
2515 is a semi-open brake third from a batch constructed in 1951 by British Railways, with the underframe built at Lancing and the body at Eastleigh. It was allocated to 3 coach set 857 (though is shown here, on the Bluebell, as being in set 820), initially for London to Dover, Ramsgate and Margate services but subsequently on South Western services and was withdrawn by BR in 1966. Bought by the Bluebell in 1973, it returned to traffic in 1977 following a full overhaul. It is seen here in the early 1980s.

photograph by Colin Duff

4279
 
4279 The characteristic door top lights of the Bulleid coach design can be seen here, as can the destination board arrangement. 4279 is another semi open brake third and is currently carrying Southern Railway livery and numbering. Photographed on the Bluebell Railway in September 1999.

photograph by Michael Taylor

 
Bulleid semi-open brake third 4279 at Horsted Keynes on 21 July 2001. Note that the opening lights are much shallower than on 2515 above.

photograph by Colin Duff

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Above: Bulleid coaches were built with canvas laid over wooden roofs which has proved to be one of their weak points over the years. The ventilator and periscope details on 4279 are illustrated in this picture.
photographs by Michael Taylor
Left: The guard's van end details on 4279. For more information about Bulleid coaches on the Bluebell Railway please follow this link.

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