These large scale realization drawings were produced at the request of the London Transport Museum. A very small number of copies were printed and bound and presented to the Museum libraries.
The drawings have been painstakingly reverse engineered from derelict carriage no.163 and a few surviving historical sources. The carriage was one from the final batch of highly advanced so-called ‘all-steel’ bodies built in 1906/07 by the Brush Electrical Engineering Company, and withdrawn in 1922/23.
Each of the four drawings has several reference numbers on it, each in a blue block. These relate to the source used when deciding how to portray particular points of detail, in the same way references are stated in historical text books. Attention is drawn to the 64-page Realization Reference Booklet below, which should be read in conjunction with the drawings. The list of blue block reference numbers and their page numbers within the booklet, can be found in the Contents page within.
Every reasonable effort has been taken in the preparation of the accompanying drawings, within the constraints of the carriage’s condition, the paucity of surviving historical source material and time available before it was scrapped. None of the detail portrayed should be regarded as definitive.
Click on any of the separate large scale drawings, which can then be zoomed and panned.
Click on the Realization Reference Booklet for history and explanatory text.
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