44000 was built by British Rail Engineering Limited (BREL) at Derby Litchurch Lane Works. When Inter-City 125 was first introduced in 1976, the guard’s office was located in the power cars. TGS vehicles were later added to give a smoother, quieter ride for the guard. 44000 is the original TGS, constructed in 1980 to lot number 30953, unique to this vehicle.
Prior to entering the 125 Group fleet, the coach was in service with Great Western Railway and wears their base green colour. The vehicle is in good internal and external condition.
As of July 2020, 44000 is currently awaiting return to service work.