BR 35219 Brake Corridor Second

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BRBritish Rail or British Railways 35219 Brake Corridor Second
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BRBritish Rail or British Railways Brake Corridor Second 35219
Built By BRBritish Rail or British Railways Wolverton
Status In service
Number M35219
Livery BRBritish Rail or British Railways Maroon
Other numbers M35219, 99850
History
Built 1958
Diagram 181
Lot 30427
Type BSK
TOPS code AB21
Seats 24 standard
1995 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. It has four passenger compartments with 24 seats in three a side formation, in addition to the guard's compartment and large luggage cage. The Guard's area which occupies around half the carriage.

35219 in service and preservation

35219 was built at Wolverton in 1958 to Diagram 181 (AB201), Lot 30427. It entered service in the London Midland region in 1958, remaining in service in that region until October 1975.[1]

35219 was preserved in 1976 at the Bulmers Railway Centre at Hereford, where it had been bought by the 6000 Locomotive Association for use as the main line support vehicle for preserved King Class GWRGreat Western Railway 4-6-0 No 6000 King George V. By 1988 it had received the number 99850, the '99' series being Private User vehicles.[1] It arrived arrived on the SVRSevern Valley RailwaySVRA:Severn Valley Railway AssociationSVRS:Severn Valley Railway Society from there in July 1995. By 2007 the exterior had been repaired and fully repainted, with the interior re-fitted to replicate the original 1950s condition.

It is normally used in 'Set M', the BRBritish Rail or British Railways Maroon running set, and is now owned by the SVR Charitable Trust.

See also

References

  1. 1.01.1 Longworth (2013) p.165.
  • Railway Heritage Register Carriage Survey
  • SVRSevern Valley RailwaySVRA:Severn Valley Railway AssociationSVRS:Severn Valley Railway Society Stock Book Ninth Edition
  • SVRSevern Valley RailwaySVRA:Severn Valley Railway AssociationSVRS:Severn Valley Railway Society Charitable Trust website

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