Revolution goes Underground

Revolution goes Underground


Revolution Trains has revealed plans for the first-ever ‘N' gauge London Underground tube train, in the form of classic 1938 deep tube stock.

Built by Metro-Cammell and Birmingham Railway Carriage and Wagon, London Underground’s 1938 tube stock worked across the Bakerloo, Central, Northern, Piccadilly and East London lines, with the last examples remaining in service into the late 1980s.

In 1988, Network SouthEast purchased redundant 1938 Driving cars from London Underground for further use on the Isle of Wight. Ten two-car sets were refurbished at Eastleigh Works for use between Ryde Pier Head and Shanklin. Here they remained for another three decades or so, with the final example officially withdrawn earlier this year.

Currently at the design stage of the development process, Revolution Trains’ highly-detailed all-new ‘N’ gauge models will feature working head and tail lights, together with interior illumination, separate flush glazing and seating,

Further details and prices have yet to be confirmed, however models planned include examples in London Transport red, Network SouthEast and Island Line colour schemes. The company expects the order book to open later this year.

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