Circle Stock
Model of Circle Stock
In service1934 - 31st Dec 1950
Refurbished1933-1934 at Acton Works
Scrapped48 in 1950, 42 in 1951
Formation5 car; DMx2, CTx2, Tx1
Fleet numbers2561-2596, 6536-6553, 9546-9581
Specifications
Bogies10
Stock typeSubsurface
Notes/references
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The London Underground Circle Stock consisted of 90 cars renovated in 1934 at Acton Works, selected by the LPTB from earlier Metropolitan Railway stock - 59 of which dated from 1921 but 4 were 1905 clerestory roofed cars. The vehicles were externally repainted in a red-and-cream livery at first; later all-red.

The 90 cars were 36 Driving Motors (DM), 36 trailers, and 18 control trailers (CT), running in 18x 5 car trains for a 14 train service (seven for each route). The control trailers had their driving equipment removed, but were needed in the formation as they had the first class accommodation. Included in renovation undertaken at Acton works was the installation of communicating doors in the car ends, reupholstering, removal of luggage compartments on DM cars, installing standard light fittings and repainting in its new livery.

They were finally withdrawn on 31 December 1950, being replaced by 5-car trains of P Stock, which had previously been used on the Uxbridge branch of the Metropolitan Line. Disposals started in Oct 1950.[1]

Fleet details

Circle Stock Fleet Details[2]
Driving Motor Cars Control Trailers Trailer Cars
Year Met Railway No. London Transport No. Year Met Railway No. London Transport No. Year Met Railway No. London Transport No. Year Met Railway No. London Transport No. Year Met Railway No. London Transport No.
1921 106 2561 1921 114 2579 1905 51 6536 1913 77 9546 1921 102 9564
1921 107 2562 1921 115 2580 1905 47 6537 1913 78 9547 1921 103 9565
1921 116 2563 1913 93 2581 1905 49 6538 1913 79 9548 1921 104 9566
1921 117 2564 1913 94 2582 1921 90 6539 1921 87 9549 1921 105 9567
1921 118 2565 1913 95 2583 1921 91 6540 1921 88 9550 1921 106 9568
1921 119 2566 1913 96 2584 1921 92 6541 1921 89 9551 1921 107 9569
1921 120 2567 1913 97 2585 1905 46 6542 1921 90 9552 1921 108 9570
1921 121 2568 1913 98 2586 1913 79 6543 1921 91 9553 1921 109 9571
1921 122 2569 1913 83 2587 1913 80 6544 1921 92 9554 1921 110 9572
1921 123 2570 1913 84 2588 1913 81 6545 1921 93 9555 1921 111 9573
1921 124 2571 1913 85 2589 1913 82 6546 1921 94 9556 1921 112 9574
1921 125 2572 1913 86 2590 1913 83 6547 1921 95 9557 1921 113 9575
1921 108 2573 1913 87 2591 1913 84 6548 1921 96 9558 1921 114 9576
1921 109 2574 1913 88 2592 1913 85 6549 1921 97 9559 1921 115 9577
1921 110 2575 1913 89 2593 1913 86 6550 1921 98 9560 1921 116 9578
1921 111 2576 1913 90 2594 1921 87 6551 1921 99 9561 1921 117 9579
1921 112 2577 1913 91 2595 1921 88 6552 1921 100 9562 1921 118 9580
1921 113 2578 1913 92 2596 1921 89 6553 1921 101 9563 1921 119 9581

References

  1. ^ Bruce, James Graeme. (1970). Steam to silver: an illustrated history of London Transport railway surface rolling stock. London Transport Board. London: London Transport Board. ISBN 0-85329-012-1. OCLC 137728.
  2. ^ "Underground News May 1986" (PDF). Underground News. 293: 59. May 1986. ISSN 0306-8617.