C Stock Explorer Rail Tour - Interior Photographs
The C Stock interior, as refurbished, includes much provision for standing passengers. This photograph is taken at Moorgate, just prior to the train's departure.
A similar view to that seen above, but now the train has left the confines of the tunnel system and is travelling in the open towards Amersham.
The car diagrams combining the three lines served by the C Stock will disappear when the stock is withdrawn; the replacement S7 trains feature one set of diagrams depicting the Hammersmith & City and Circle lines, and another, separate set featuring the District line in its entirety.
'No smoking' roundel transfers are applied to every window in the passenger saloons. Two transfers are applied back-to-back.
'J' Door of car 5596.
A view of the other end of the car, taken during the break at Amersham. The end windows were added as part of the stock's refurbishment and were intended to make passengers feel more secure.
Located immediately above the interconnecting door was a gauge displaying the pressure of the electro-pneumatic brake (left), and a visual indicator for the 'J' door's security - a switch built into the J door's frame illuminates the indicator if the door in that car is not properly closed when the other cab is operational.
Speaking of the refurbishment work, this was undertaken by R.F.S. Engineering (now Wabtec Rail UK) at the former BR Doncaster works, between 1991 and 1994.
A plate of similar proportions to the refurbishment plate displays the car number. I am surprised that this font was permitted, given that it is not New Johnston.
Ventilation grilles are positioned at every door pillar...their effectiveness during the tour, especially during the warm afternoon run, was questionable!
A fairly late-on modification for the C Stock fleet was to cover the interior panels of the doors in white vinyl, owing to the grey paint applied at refurbishment being worn off in the process of removing graffiti from this area.
Unlike the other Metro Cammell-built Underground stock, the company logo and year of manufacture are located on the exterior-facing sides of the tread plates for the C Stock trains.
Car 5596 was a C69 build, whilst 5727 at the other end of the formation was a C77 build.
The final moquette applied to the seats of these trains featured an abstract styling of the line colours of the three lines served by C Stock - a trait continued with the S Stock.
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