BR 16202 Composite Corridor

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BRBritish Rail or British Railways 16202 CompositeCarriage having more than one class of seating, ie First and Third or latterly First and Standard. Corridor
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BRBritish Rail or British Railways Corridor CompositeCarriage having more than one class of seating, ie First and Third or latterly First and Standard. 16202
Built By BRBritish Rail or British Railways Derby
Status In service
Number W16202
Livery BRBritish Rail or British Railways Crimson & Cream
Other numbers S16202
History
Built 1961
Diagram 128
Lot 30666
Type CK
TOPS code AA31
Seats 24 first, 24 standard (as built)
1977 Preserved on SVRSevern Valley RailwaySVRA:Severn Valley Railway AssociationSVRS:Severn Valley Railway Society

Carriages

16202 is a BRBritish Rail or British Railways Mark 1 Corridor CompositeCarriage having more than one class of seating, ie First and Third or latterly First and Standard. (CK) carriage. The term 'composite' refers to the use of more than one class of seating, in this case four first class compartments and three second class compartments. For the second class compartments, BRBritish Rail or British Railways followed the seating plans used by the pre-nationalisation companies in each region, with LMR and ER carriages generally having seats with arm rests allowing six passengers per compartment while WR and SRSouthern Railway carriages had no arm rests permitting 8 passengers per compartment[1].

Service and preservation

16202 was built at Derby in 1961 to Diagram 128 (AA302), Lot 30666. It entered service in the Western region in July 1961, transferring to the Southern region in February 1964.[2] It was slightly damaged in an accident, leading to an early withdrawal from service in 1977.

It was brought to the SVRSevern Valley RailwaySVRA:Severn Valley Railway AssociationSVRS:Severn Valley Railway Society by rail from Micheldever, Hampshire by GWR 6960 Raveningham Hall on 13 May 1977.[3] The carriage was refurbished in 1999, with a further overhaul and repaint in 2011. It is normally used in the BRBritish Rail or British Railways Crimson & Cream running set, and is owned by SVR(H).

See also

References

  1. SVRSevern Valley RailwaySVRA:Severn Valley Railway AssociationSVRS:Severn Valley Railway Society Stock Book 9th Edition
  2. Longworth (2013) p.112.
  3. SVRSevern Valley RailwaySVRA:Severn Valley Railway AssociationSVRS:Severn Valley Railway Society News 44, p. 27.

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