** Ex BR - British Rail - British Railways 1950s class 117 DMU Luggage Rack **See original listing
30 Aug, 2012 18:17:30 BST
Stockport, Cheshire, United Kingdom
|Type:||Hardware Railwayana||Company/ Era/ Region:||British Rail (1948-1997)|
** ALL proceeds from this auction will go towards the complete rebuild of the only surviving Gloucester built Class 100 DMU railcar set. We are currently aiming to raise around £6000 in order to progress the metalwork of the 1st vehicle, more information can be found here (Please copy and paste the link below into your browser) ;
For sale here we have an ex BR / British Rail / British Railways class 117 DMU Luggage rack. This rack has come from the DMS (Driving Motor 2nd Veh# 51395) of set 117 301, which started life on the Western region, and spent it's final days running around the Fife Circle in Scotland, so this is a well travelled luggage rack!
Length – 3’ 6” / 970mm
Width – 1’ 5” / 430mm
Bracket Length – 6 ½ “ / 160mm
Weight - Approx. 4kg
This is a very rare opportunity to own a piece of railwayana that is not only aesthetically pleasing and historically interesting, but actually has a practical use! It would be perfect for wall mounting in the home, shed, garden, railway room etc, or indeed a preserved heritage DMU if you’re lucky enough to own one.
Racks of this size and design are specific to the 1950s built ‘suburban’ style (lots of doors!) DMU fleet, nearly all of which were withdrawn and scrapped in the 1990s. There are very few vehicles left lying around which contain these racks that haven’t been robbed for spares, vandalised or saved for use on preserved/heritage railways, so it’s highly unlikely that many, if any more will surface and become available to purchase in the future. So this is indeed a rare chance to acquire one which has survived undamaged, and doesn’t have the rest of a DMU vehicle attached to it.
This rack is in excellent condition, and bares only the usual signs of
use you’d expect from 50odd years service on Britain’s rail network. It is made
from aluminium so is very light weight and will not rust, and it takes 8 M6
bolts to mount, 4 in each end bracket. It has been lightly cleaned with a damp
cloth to take the majority of the dirt off it, but it can be easily unscrewed
and disassembled into individual parts should the new owner wish to give it a
‘deep clean’, but even in it’s present condition it’s perfectly suitable for
On behalf of Llangollen Railcars, thankyou for viewing this auction. Details of the group of volunteers and the fleet of Heritage DMUs we are currently running and maintaining can be found here, as well as details of our annual gala event ad Llangollen, North Wales: http://www.llangollenrailcars.com/
On 23-Aug-12 at 23:08:44 BST, seller added the following information:
I have just uploaded a picture of a similar rack mounted on a wall, very easily done as they are very light but sturdy. It would look very smart in a hallway for umbrellas or shoes, or over the model railway to store those bits that you don't use every day, that just get in the way!