BR Brake Second Open 9500

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BRBritish Rail or British Railways Mark 2e Brake Second Open (BSO) 9500 was built at Derby in 1972 to diagram number 108 of lot number 30838. It has 32 seats.[1]

Eastern Rail Services fleet

It is one of a rake of Mark 2 vehicles operated by Eastern Rail Services (ERS) and based on the Mid-Norfolk Railway (MNR), where it is used on services. The rake is also from time-to-time hired to other railways, in particular the Weardale Railway for their Polar Express trains.[2]

9500 at the SVRSevern Valley Railway

One such hire was in May 2017 to the SVRSevern Valley Railway for the Spring Diesel Festival, its air-braking capability being used by visiting mainline locomotives. 9500 was painted in BRBritish Rail or British Railways Intercity livery.

See also

Carriages visiting the SVR


  1. Preserved Coaching Stock of British Railways - Part One - Jan 2015
  2. Eastern Rail Services