This got me thinking. How great is it that with some modification are perfectly functional train can get a whole new lease of life! Once a D78 stock serving on the Underground, now a D78 stock (or BR class 230) serving, well, somewhere else!
It's not just the D78 stock with this fate. The 1938 stock, also from the Underground, has also gotten a chance to serve where they are more needed. The Wikipedia article on this class has some good info on it.
Then there's preservation. Where trains that have done their scheduled service can be admired and ridden.
With all of these paths, I would like to present some questions regarding the future of the S sets. Specifically:
- Is there a chance they could run services elsewhere? If so, is there information on where they will be operated, and where specifically is this?
- Who has/may have bought them, and who may be interested in them?
- What sets have been preserved, or saved from the scrap heap in general? C3814, T4150 and C3805 are the only cars I am aware of that have been preserved. S66 has been running with AK cars previously, so does this mean it will have a different future to other S sets?
For the sake of it, here are some images of the preserved set I found on Historic Electric Traction's website: