Q stock restoration

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London Transport Museum is restoring the last three 1930s Q stock Underground carriages, known as ‘cars’.

Q stock trains ran on the District line from the dark days of the Second World War through to the swinging sixties before being retired from service.

Unlike modern-day Underground trains with identical carriages, Q stock trains were made from a mix of cars with different styles dating back to 1923 – passengers never knew which formation would pull into their platform.

A team of volunteers are working with our restoration experts to get the last three 1930s Q stock cars back up and running.

Volunteers working to restore Q stock cars

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Help us raise the £200,000 needed to keep our restoration on track and get the last 1930s Q stock cars running again.

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1998 57307 - Q38 stock at Earls Court in 1939

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Curator Katariina Mauranen shares how we plan to bring the story of the Q stock to life for visitors.

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Volunteers working on Q Stock

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Join our Q stock volunteer team. Help us repair the cars at our Museum Depot in Acton.

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