BR Tourist Second Open 5989

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BRBritish Rail or British Railways Mark 2f Tourist Second Open (TSO) 5989 was built at Derby in 1973 to diagram number 109 of lot number 30860. It has 64 seats.[1]

5989 in preservation

After BRBritish Rail or British Railways service it was preserved at The Epping Ongar Railway by 2010 and purchased by by Eastern Rail Services (ERS) by 2013. It is one of a of a rake of Mark 2 vehicles operated by 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][3]

5989 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. 5989 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
  3. 5989 on