Supporters secure future for Bulleid double-decker

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THE Bulleid 4-DD Double-Deck EMU Supporters Group Committee became the owners of double-deck EMU DMBS No. S13003S at Sellindge, Kent on November 20.

The group was formed inlate-2015 to rescue and restore this historic vehicle, which had been saved for preservation by Esmond Lewis-Evans, who died in 2017.

Now the group owns the vehicle it will be revealing its future plans, including introduction of membership and publication of a newsletter, starting in January.

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Bulleid double-deck EMU No. S13003S from four-car set No. 4002 (later 4902) was built at BR Lancing Works in 1949. It is seen at its long-time home at Sellindge, Kent in early-November following removal of its three-year-old worn and torn covers. Group chairman Mark Hickmott is preparing one of the replacement heavy duty tarpaulins. Picture: CHRIS HURST

The group will be attending railway events to spread the news of the project and to raise funds for its continued restoration at Sellindge.

For more information and details see website: www.bulleid4dddoubledeck.co.uk

The only other surviving example of a Bulleid SR double-deck EMU is DMBS No. S13004S at the Northamptonshire Ironstone Railway.

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