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 The trains were withdrawn in 1971, and only two coaches from one of the units remain both in poor condition and in need of some care and attention.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. The group are working with the owner of 13003 from unit 4002 with the plan to restore her to her former glory. We are a small team but have done a lot in just a few months (the group started in its current form in December 2015). It does not matter if you have no back ground in preservation you will be made most welcome and will be involved in what is a unique project. Working parties at Sellindge take place most Saturdays and should you wish to help man a stall, events we are attending are listed below. Contact us via email (Address below) or Facebook Messenger (Alyson Parris, Mark Hickmott, Chris Hurst or Ian Ross).The group will be attending the following exhibitions/events. Do come along and say hello. If you have any old Transport Books (not magazines please) to donate then bring them along, we may have a book on sale you may wish to purchase. Also we do not mind helping you to get rid of all your old £10 notes in our donation tin (coins also accepted).
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 and the Bulleid 4-DD Double Deck EMU Supporters Group.