The Class 302 units were introduced to the routes from London Fenchurch Street to Southend in 1959 and saw active service until 1998, despite more modern units taking over. These units also saw service on Great Eastern routes from Liverpool Street to Shenfield and Clacton.
The 302s ran on Gresley bogies (available from the N Gauge Society). Some units were refurbished in the 1980s and received B4 bogies.
Three units were rebuilt around 1988 as Parcels sets and two became used for Sandite work gaining a unique green and grey livery.
3D Printed cab ends are available from N-Train
Thanks to Paul Wade, Mark Franklin and Chris Parker for their assistance with the correct details for the Sandite unit.