4th April 2008
© Text and pictures by Tom Chaffin
The Institution held a seminar at the London Transport Museum Depot at Acton.
The pictures below where taken during our guided tour of the depot.
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The London Transport Museum and London Transport Friends are committed to a joint project to restore to operational condition a four car train of Q stock.
In this image Q38 driving motor car 4416 is shown , which was built on 1938 and withdrawn in 1971, later used as an engineer's pilot car.
Exterior of Q35 trailer care 08063, built in 1936. This car was donated to the museum in 1997 by the London Underground Railway Society whose members had undertaken some restoration.
Interior of Q35 trailer care 08063. Note the clerestory roof.
Q stock cab -
In rather a contrast to the 08063, the interior of Gloucester Railway Carriage and Wagon company driving motor car 4184 -
Master controller in Q stock cab with cover removed.
1938 Stock DM
1938 Stock saloon interior
A Standard Stock driver motor, previously in departmental use.
Standard Stock interior with a mismatch of seat moquette
Waterloo & City Line Driver Motor dating from 1940
1972 Mk 1 stock saloon interior (as ran on the Northern line) in original un-
A side view of 1983 stock driver motor 3734. The 1983 stock, which spent it short life on the Jubilee Line, was not a success.
As well as various electrical/mechanical/structural problems, one of the reasons for the downfall of the class was the mid-
1983 Stock saloon interior -
These were the last London Underground carriages built with maplewood floor and strap-
1983 Stock cab interior. Note combined power/brake controller on right hand side -
This rather unusual view shows in 1983 stock inter-
The cab front of the green Metro-
The at the time revolutionary interior interior of the 'C' train (the 1983 stock interior, see above, with it's traditional wooden floor, proceeded this) -