79979 AC Cars Railbus (Scrapped)

Last Location

Strathspey Railway

Location History

Strathspey Railway Oct 77-Oct 92

Current Status

Scrapped at MC Metals, 1992



Last Livery

BR Green (Half Yellow Panel)


Record Last Updated

7 July 2018


Preservation Modifications
The vehicle was preserved as a grounded body only.

Preservation Information
Never intended for a full return to service, 79979 was "saved" without a chassis and lay grounded at the Strathspey Railway at Boat of Garten in use as staff facilities.

Asbesos contamination resulted in the disposal of 79979 in 1992.


SC79979 stored in the undergrowth at Boat of Garten, April 1989. John Evans


SC79979, now with more windows missing, 10/79. Nigel Scarlett


SC79979 grounded at Aviemore, November 1977. Bill Roberton


SC79979 at a scrapyard in Coatbridge awaiting collection by the Strathspey Railway, October 1977. Bill Roberton