Bachmann 39-600A SECR Brake Composite Coach with Birdcage Roof Lookout SECR Dark Lake OO
Bachmann Branchline OO Gauge 39-600 SECR Brake Composite Coach with Birdcage Guards' Lookout SECR Dark Lake Livery
These composite coaches contained two compartments finished for use by second class ticket holders and featured a lavatory compartment. The remaining compartments were for the use of passengers holding third class tickets.
New highly detailed models of the South Eastern & Chatham Railway (SECR) 60-feet length passenger stock featuring raised, glazed lookouts in the roof over the guard's compartments referred to as a birdcage lookout due to the similarity to an aviary enclosure.
These distinctive coaches had long service lives, the Southern Railway investing in electric trains rather than building new steam hauled stock suburban services. These SECR coach sets, along with many other pre-grouping suburban coaches will still in service into the British Railways period after 1948.
This SECR livery matches the SECR C class locomotives.
Era 2 1875-1922 (pre-grouping)