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Twenty of these conversions were made in the early 1960's. Their initial role was to provide train heating for steam heat only stock when being hauled by an ac electric locomotive. As more modern stock became available there usage on passenger trains diminished. Most though found further use as stationery pre-heaters at stations and in carriage sidings. Thirteen were listed in the 1972 edition of 'Coaching Stock of British Railways' with the other seven by then having been transferred to Departmental Stock. All twenty are included.

Built: xxxx Lot number: xxxx Diagram: xxxx Total: 20
Number Withdrawn Disposal
44401 1972/73 Used at St.Pancas in early 1970's. Transferred to Departmental Stock as ADM44401. Transferred to Scotland in late 1970s, used at  Glasgow Central Station and Aberdeen Clayhills Carriage Sidings. Withdrawn 1986. Scrapped on site at Thornton Yard by Berry, Leicester, Leicestershire 3/87
44402 1972/73 Transferred to Departmental Stock as ADM44402. Transferred to Scotland in late 1970s.   Used at Fort William, Polmadie Carriage Sidings and Aberdeen Clayhills Carriage Sidings.  Withdrawn 1988.  Disposed of to D. Christie & Sons, Camlachie, Glasgow 11/89.
44403 1972/73 Transferred to Departmental Stock as ADM44403. Used at ? Withdrawn ? Disposed of to Marple & Gillott, Attercliffe, Sheffield, South Yorkshire C12/81.
44404 1972/73 Originally TO 5806, later 8000. Transferred to Departmental Stock as ADM44404. Used at Red Bank Carriage Sidings, Manchester. Withdrawn 1987. Preserved at East Lancashire Railway 8/88. Broken up on site c1995.
44405 1972/73 Used at St.Pancras in early 1970's. Transferred to Departmental Stock as ADM44405. Transferred to Scotland in late 1970s. Used at Fort William, Cowlairs Carriage Sidings and  Aberdeen Clayhills Carriage Sidings. Withdrawn 1986. Scrapped on site at Thornton Yard by Berry, Leicester 3/87.
44406 1972/73 Originally TO 5825, later 8003. Transferred to Departmental Stock as ADM44406. Used at Carlisle Upperby Carriage Sidings. Withdrawn 1987. Disposed of to Ward Ferrous Metals, Barrow-in-Furness 8/88.
44407 1972/73 Transferred to Departmental Stock as ADM44407. Used at ? Withdrawn ? Disposed of from Dewsnap Sidings, Guide Bridge to Marple & Gillott, Attercliffe, Sheffield, South Yorkshire c12/81.
44408 1972/73 Originally TO 6039, later 8044. Transferred to Departmental Stock as ADM44408. Used at Red Bank Carriage Sidings, Manchester. In use at St. Pancras in 1978. Withdrawn 1986. Preserved at North Yorkshire Moors Railway, arrived 7/87.
44409 xxxx Transferred to Departmental Stock as ADM395947. Western Region based. Used at Reading and Oxford. Transferred to Scottish Region and used at Inverness and Craigentinny. Disposed of from Craigentinny, Edinburgh 22/6/90 to M. C. Metals, Springburn, Glasgow, cut 6/90.
44410 xxxx Transferred to Departmental Stock as ADM395938. LMR based. Disposed of from Chaddesden Yard, Derby to Berry, Leicester, Leicestershire 2/81.
44411 xxxx Transferred to Departmental Stock as ADM395948 but number never carried. Western Region based. Disposed of from Whitemoor Yard, March to ?
44412 1972/73 Originally TO 6035, later 8040. Transferred to Departmental Stock as ADM44412. Used at ? Disposed of to Mayer Newman, Snailwell, Cambridgeshire 7/94.
44413 1972/73 Transferred to Departmental Stock as ADM44413. Used at ? Disposed of from Dewsnap Sidings, Guide Bridge to Marple & Gillott, Attercliffe, Sheffield, South Yorkshire 12/81.
44414 1972/73 Originally TO 5939, later 8023. Transferred to Departmental Stock as ADM44414. Used at Downhill Carriage Sidings, Liverpool. Preserved at East Lancashire Railway 3/90. Broken up on site c1995.
44415 xxxx Transferred to Departmental Stock as ADM395939. LMR based. Disposed of from York to Berry, Leicester, Leicestershire 3/82.
44416 1972/73 Used at St.Pancras in early 1970's. Transferred to Departmental Stock as ADM44416. Used at ? Disposed of to Bird Group, Long Marston, Worcestershire c11/9/80.
44417 xxxx Transferred to Departmental Stock as ADM395949. Western Region based and saw use at Worcester and Old Oak Common. Also used in connection with Royal Trains on the Western Region. Disposed of from Reading to C. F. Booth, Rotherham, South Yorkshire 6/81.
44418 xxxx Transferred to Departmental Stock as ADM395940. LMR based. Disposed of from Tyseley to A. King & Son, Snailwell, Cambridgeshire, cut 7/80.
44419 1972/73 Transferred to Departmental Stock as ADM44419. Used at ? Last seen at Derby Litchurch Lane Works 16/8/75. Presumed disposed of for scrap soon after.
44420 xxxx Transferred to Departmental Stock as ADM395950. Western Region based and saw use at Cardiff. Disposed of from Cardiff to C. F. Booth, Rotherham, South Yorkshire 8/83.