Help us restore Mark 1 BCK carriage 21059

The Epping Ongar Railway Volunteer Society (EORVS) is currently restoring a Mark 1 Brake Composite Corridor Coach (BCK), number 21059, which is needed as part of our regular passenger carrying trains.  

Full restoration is expected to cost a further £28,000.  

Brake Corridor Composite Coach 21059 Interior of coach 21059
Current external condition, and work ongoing to restore the compartments. Photos: Peter Carder

An important part of the work involves conversion of the luggage area for use by passengers with disabilities and we are grateful to the Stansted Airport Community Trust for their support to this part of the project. 

Essential welding repairs have been carried out to corroded metal sections of the bodywork and whilst some limited restoration work has taken place to the interior, work needs to be carried out to the ventilators on the roof to prevent water ingress before more progress can be made. 

Built in 1955, 21059 spent time on the Eastern region of British Railways. It has 5 compartments, seating a total of 12 first class and 18 second class passengers. It contains Guard's accommodation and a small luggage area.

We ask you to consider a donation to the "BCK Fund".

The EORVS is unable to offer direct donation via the website, but you can pay by cheque, bank transfer, or set up a standing order.

The simplest way to make a donation is by bank transfer direct to ‘Epping Ongar Railway Volunteer Society’ Sort Code: 60-03-23 Account Number 76521184 quoting ‘BCK Donation’.

If you wish to pay by cheque, payable to "Epping Ongar Railway Volunteer Society", you can send it to EORVS BCK Appeal, Epping Ongar Railway, Ongar Station, Station Approach, Ongar, Essex, CM5 9BN.

Thank you for your support to this vital project.

Interior of coach showing the side corridor
Interior of coach showing the side corridor. Photo: Peter Carder