British Rail Class 499
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|British Rail Class 499|
|Maximum speed||90 mph (145 km/h)|
British Rail allocated Class 499 to a fleet of six luggage vans used in electric multiple unit formations on boat train services between London and Dover. They were allocated Southern Region class TLV (meaning Trailer Luggage Van).
They were converted from former Brake Gangwayed (BG) vehicles in 1968 to supplement the Class 419 Motor Luggage Van fleet. However, following the decline of boat train traffic, they were all stored in 1975. After a period in use as match wagons for transferring new Class 432 and 491 units from York Works, they were all taken into departmental stock initially as stores vans, but later as breakdown train tool vans.
Registered London Underground Stock
After 1994, Railtrack allocated Class 499 to identify London Underground electric multiple units used on its lines, in particular the sets used on the Bakerloo line services to Harrow and Wealdstone. However, this did not involve any renumbering of the actual stock involved, and was merely for electronic records. As of October 2015[update], there are currently two LU services that operate on routes owned and maintained by Network Rail:
- Bakerloo line - Queen's Park to Harrow & Wealdstone (1972 Stock)
- District line - Richmond to Gunnersbury (S7 Stock and D78 Stock)