BR 34754 Brake Corridor Second

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BRBritish Rail or British Railways 34754 Brake Corridor Second
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BRBritish Rail or British Railways Brake Corridor Second 34754
Built By BRBritish Rail or British Railways Wolverton
Status In service
Number DB975128
Livery Maroon (unlined)
Other numbers W34754, E34754, ADB975127
History
Built 1955
Diagram 182
Lot 30157
Type BSK
TOPS code AB21 (as built)
Seats N/A (24 standard as built)
1997 Arrived on SVRSevern Valley RailwaySVRA:Severn Valley Railway AssociationSVRS:Severn Valley Railway Society

Carriages

The BRBritish Rail or British Railways Mark 1 Brake Second Corridor (BSK) seats 24 passengers in 4 compartments. The Guard's area which occupies around half the carriage includes a large luggage compartment.

34754 in service and preservation

B34754 was built at Wolverton in 1955 to Diagram 182 (AB21), Lot 30157. It began service in the Western region in May 1956, moving to the Eastern region in September 1968. In January 1973 it was converted for use as a DepartmentalRolling stock used for the railway’s own functions (engineering etc.) rather than for general passenger or goods traffic. use as a breakdown mess & tool van at Cambridge, receiving the DepartmentalRolling stock used for the railway’s own functions (engineering etc.) rather than for general passenger or goods traffic. number ADB 975127.[1]

34754 arrived on the SVRSevern Valley RailwaySVRA:Severn Valley Railway AssociationSVRS:Severn Valley Railway Society on 17 November 1997 from Peterborough.[2] The body of this coach was put on the bogies of coach 34414 (the body of 34414 was scrapped). It carries the DepartmentalRolling stock used for the railway’s own functions (engineering etc.) rather than for general passenger or goods traffic. number DB 975128 (ADB 975128 being the number originally carried by 34414)[3], and is owned by The SVR Permanent Way Fund‏‎‏‎, who restored and converted it to a driving trailer with 'Blue StarAn electro-magnetic form of multiple working equipment widely used by BR in first generation diesel locomotives and multiple units whereby multiple like-coded vehicles are capable of running under the control of one driver. A blue star coupling code is normally indicated on the front of the vehicle.' multiple working equipment and driving desk fitted, with the intention it could be used to drive with the train locomotive at the rear. In practice that has not happened, and it sees use as the Civil Engineers' Mess and Tool Van.

See also

References

  1. Longworth (2013) p.161.
  2. SVRSevern Valley RailwaySVRA:Severn Valley Railway AssociationSVRS:Severn Valley Railway Society Stock Book Ninth Edition
  3. Longworth (2013) p.248.

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