Vehicles

Railway vehicle; London Underground Q38-stock driving motor car, No. 4417, 1938
Red London Underground Q38-stock driving motor car with double exit doors for passengers
Simple name : Railway vehicle
Date : 1937-1940
Collection : Vehicles
Object location : Acton Depot
Reference number : 1993/213
Operated by : London Underground Ltd
Manufacturer : Gloucester Railway Carriage & Wagon Co. Ltd. : 1937-1940
Mode : Tube
Vehicle caption : The Q38 stock was built in Gloucester as part of the 'New Works' programme, a major modernisation scheme that began in 1935. The modern cars had stylish windows and distinctive flared sides, which were partly to stop people riding on the outside of cars. Used on the District line from 1939 to around 1970, the new cars were often combined with older stock. London Transport Museum has two Q38 driving motor cars, No. 4416 and No. 4417.
Colour : Red
Type : Q stock
First date in service : 1939
Record completeness :
Record 76% complete

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