LMS 12992 Corridor Third

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LMSLondon Midland & Scottish Railway 12992 Corridor Third
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LMSLondon Midland & Scottish Railway 12992 Corridor Third
Built By BRCWBirmingham Railway Carriage & Wagon Company for BRBritish Rail or British Railways
Status In service
Number 12992
History
Built 1949
Designed By StanierWilliam Stanier, Chief Mechanical Engineer (CME) of the London, Midland and Scottish Railway 1932-1944
Diagram 2119
Lot 1484
Type CF, TK
Length 57ft
Weight 30T
Seats 42 third
1972 Arrived on SVRSevern Valley RailwaySVRA:Severn Valley Railway AssociationSVRS:Severn Valley Railway Society

Carriages

Although the LMSLondon Midland & Scottish Railway was active in building Open carriages following the appointment of W A (later Sir William) StanierWilliam Stanier, Chief Mechanical Engineer (CME) of the London, Midland and Scottish Railway 1932-1944 as CMEChief Mechanical Engineer, they continued to build some Corridor Thirds at the same time. Corridor Third (TK) 12992 was built for BRBritish Rail or British Railways to StanierWilliam Stanier, Chief Mechanical Engineer (CME) of the London, Midland and Scottish Railway 1932-1944’s design in 1949 by BRC&WBirmingham Railway Carriage & Wagon Company at Smethwick, as lot number 1484 to diagram number 2119 and entered service in BRBritish Rail or British Railways Crimson & Cream livery.[1].

12992 in preservation

Following service, 12992 was purchased in working order, arriving on the SVRSevern Valley RailwaySVRA:Severn Valley Railway AssociationSVRS:Severn Valley Railway Society from Plymouth on 9 December 1972. It ran on SVRSevern Valley RailwaySVRA:Severn Valley Railway AssociationSVRS:Severn Valley Railway Society services until 1984, when it was withdrawn for a full rebuild. It also received a repaint at Kidderminster Carriage Repair Works in 1997.

The former owning group, the ‘LMSLondon Midland & Scottish Railway & BRBritish Rail or British Railways Coach Fund’ donated all its vehicles to The SVR Charitable Trust in 2007.

12992 forms part of Set L, the LMSLondon Midland & Scottish Railway Maroon set in pre-War LMD livery, notwithstanding that it was not built until after nationalisation.

See also

List of carriages

References

  1. Jenkinson & Essery (1977) p. 109.

SVRSevern Valley RailwaySVRA:Severn Valley Railway AssociationSVRS:Severn Valley Railway Society Stock Book 9th Edition
Railway Heritage Register Carriage Survey

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