Suburban Electric Railway Association      
Located at the ELECTRIC RAILWAY MUSEUM, Rowley Road, Baginton, Warwickshire           

Established 1996

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Suburban Electric Railway Association
Current Ongoing Projects

Not all of the items under the management of the SERA can be progressed and worked upon at once; they have to form an orderly queue until resources; that is money and volunteers, become available to do so.

On this page you can find details of all the projects that are currently being worked upon. Each one has a link to a new page with further, more specific, details.

Rolling Stock Restoration Projects

Class 503 EMU

A survivor of the WWII blitz on Liverpool and a familiar site in its native Merseyside for 50 years. 2018 marks the 80th anniversary of the introduction to service of these units. Ours is the last surviving example of the class.

We continue the long term project to get this unique survivor restored back to her former glory. The ultimate aim of the project is a full body overhaul and refurbishment of the interior.

Class 457 EMU
No. 67300

This pioneering vehicle, rebuilt from a Class 210 DEMU driving trailer to become the first three phase EMU in Britain, 457 001, was purchased for preservation and static restoration by SERA in 2002.

After a few setbacks the restoration of this vehicle nears completion in 2017, full details of the project are found by clicking on the picture to the left.

South Tyneside EPB

This two car unit was built at Eastleigh during 1954/5 and saw service on the South Tyneside route between Newcastle and South Shields until January 1963. It was transferred south and remained in passenger, and later departmental traffic, until 1995.

The unit is now the only surving example of a passenger unit to have been used on the North Eastern third rail network, full details of the project are found by clicking on the picture to the left.