2 EPB 5759. This is the only non corridor electric multiple unit in Britain
in regular passenger service since preservation. Built in 1956 at Eastleigh this was one of the final EPB units, withdrawn in 1995. EPB stands for Electro-Pneumatic-Brake. Based at Southall. It appeared at the 2017 Slade Green depot open day, the 2019 Ramsgate open day and is available for other visits or filming. All 3 operational units were in service at the Mid Hants Railway Diesel Gala, 15th-17th July 2022.
4 Cep 7105. The 2 motor coaches were at Eastleigh works for the rebuilding of the brake (guards) compartment in the original position, they are now at Southall. See Cep page for latest news.
Motor Luggage Van (MLV) 68001 (pictured at Mid Hants, Alresford). This unit has batteries to allow it to operate away from the third rail, for conveying luggage and parcels on dockside lines. This is the unit that powered the genuine electric trains. The set of batteries in use until 2022 were funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund. This MLV is now at Southall.
MLV 68002-The other 1959 built motor luggage van is also at Southall , in working order, fully restored externally in Network South East livery as 9002. It appeared at depot open days at Ramsgate and Slade Green. 68001,68002 and 5759 are the only privately preserved emus to do so since privatisation. It is in working order and we would be happy to consider invites to other events.
MLV 68008(left) and 68009. (right)
These are from the 1961 phase 2 batch. 68008 is available for use and being repainted steadily into "multiple unit green". 68009 is used for storage, but had a full repaint into BR Multiple Unit Green in 2020 with a light grey roof. Both are now located at Southall, where restoration is ongoing.
Updated 20th January 2023