- London Underground 1962 Stock
Infobox Underground stock
name = 1962 Stock
InService = 1962-1999
Manufacturer = BRC&W
Weight = DM 26.62 tons
NDM 24.28 tons
T 20.67 tons
CarHeight = 9' 5 1/2"
CarWidth = 8' 6 1/4"
CarLength = DM 52' 2 5/16"
NDM 51' 2 13/16"
T 51' 2 13/16"
CarSeating = DM 42
The 1962 Tube Stock is a type of
London Undergroundtube train, which was built by Birmingham RC&W for use on the Central Line. Each unit consisted of four vehicles; two outer driving motors (DM), an intermediate trailer (T), and an intermediate non-driving motor (M), formed DM + T + M + DM. A train usually consisted of two units working in multiple.
These units were virtually identical to the earlier 1959 Stock units, which were built for the
Piccadilly Line. The original plan for the Central Line was to build new stock based on the prototype 1960 Stock. However, in the end, lack of time and funds prevented this, so the 1962 Stock was ordered as cheaper alternative, by using a proven design.
By the early 1990s, the 1962 Stock was due for replacement. This came in the form of the new 1992 Stock, which was developed from the prototype 1986 Stock. The last unit on the Central Line was withdrawn on
17 February 1995, although some were transferred to the Northern Lineto allow the withdrawal of the non-standard 1956 Stock units. However, their use on the Northern Line was short-lived, as they were soon replaced by the 1995 Stock, and the final unit was withdrawn on 11 November 1999.
Several units remain in use as departmental vehicles. In addition, two units (eight-car unit 1416+1491, and unit 1744) were sold to the
Epping Ongar Railway, but were scrapped after being destroyed by vandals while stabled at Ongar. [cite web | url = http://www.squarewheels.org.uk/rly/stock/1962tubeStock/ | title = 1962 tube stock | work = SQUAREWHEELS.org.uk | accessdate = 2007-09-30]
One complete unit was preserved by [http://www.cravensheritagetrains.co.uk/ Cravens Heritage Trains] in 1995 and is being restored at
* DM: 1506
* T: 2506
* M: 9507
* DM: 1507
*ltmcollection|jv/i0000bjv.jpg|London Transport Museum Photographic Archive. End view of 1962 Stock car, 1978
* [http://www.cravensheritagetrains.co.uk/ Cravens Heritage Trains - owners of the preserved unit.]
* [http://www.trainweb.org/tubeprune/Dimensions.htm#Rolling%20Stock%20Summary Rolling Stock Summary]
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