Welcome to the Bulleid 4DD Double Deck EMU Supporters Group website.

Designed by OVS Bulleid in 1949 for the then South Eastern Section, Southern Region of the newly nationalised British Railways. The 4-DD Double Deck units were a unique experiment in UK train design, an experiment which carried on in service for over 20 years. The trains were withdrawn in 1971, and only two coaches from one of the units remain both in poor condition and in need of some care and attention.

This website is dedicated to the history of the 4-DD Class Electric Multiple Units. It supports the Facebook interest Group

Some new photographs have been discovered, a set by Adrian Putley at Eltham Park in 1971 and a photo from 1959 at Albany Park by Jim Wickham. These will be added to our Gallery Pages. All photos © Adrian Putley and Jim Wickham.

If you have an interest in the 4-DD units, or any photographs or memories of the unit either in service or in later life that we could use please let us know via the Yahoo Group. Any photographs used will remain copyright of the owner.

We would like to thank the following individuals for permission to use their photos on the site.

Mark Green, Glen Chippendale-Johnson, Steve Godden, Miles Haywood, David Elliot, Phil Rogers, Gerry Cork, Tim Hannington, Robert Fleming, Alan Brierly, Chris Hurst, David John Deadman, Michael Taylor, Jack David Nolin Hards, Philip Entwistle, C.J.Marsden, Terry Andrews, Ian Ross, Colin Hodgin, Alyson Parris, Paul Thompson, Graham Ellis, Peter Manley, Alan Edwards, Jim Wickham, Adrian Putley, Mark Stuchbury, Raymond Edwards, Micheal Miller and the Bulleid 4-DD Double Deck EMU Supporters Group.

Ian Ross
Latest Update 27th January 2018