Christopher Westcott talks to the Mangapps Railway’s John Jolly, and the new owner of 1959 Stock trailer No. 2044, which now has a brighter future.
A brighter future for Mangapps trailer
External shot of 1959 Stock car No. 2044 at Mangapps Railway in Essex on May 8. Ian Allington
LAST year, former Northern Line trailer car No. 2044 looked set to be sold to a school and reused as a library.
Enthusiasts sometimes bemoan the alteration of any vehicle, as it typically causes original fixtures and fittings to be lost.
But reusing a vehicle does represent an exciting and unique future that ensures its survival, as opposed to possible neglect and the likelihood of going for scrap.
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