LMS 26986 Brake Third Corridor

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LMSLondon Midland & Scottish Railway 26986 Brake Third Corridor
BTK 26986 Severn Valley Railway.jpg
LMSLondon Midland & Scottish Railway 26986 Brake Third Corridor
Built By BRBritish Rail or British Railways Wolverton
Status In service
Number 26986
Other numbers M26986M
History
Built 1951
Designed By StanierWilliam Stanier, Chief Mechanical Engineer (CME) of the London, Midland and Scottish Railway 1932-1944
Diagram 2161
Lot 1506
Type CH, BTK
Length 57ft
Weight 30T
Seats 24 third
1971 Arrived on SVRSevern Valley RailwaySVRA:Severn Valley Railway AssociationSVRS:Severn Valley Railway Society
1975 Attended Rail 150 at Shildon

Carriages

LMSLondon Midland & Scottish Railway Brake Third Corridor (BTK) 26986 is an example of the port-hole stock designed by StanierWilliam Stanier, Chief Mechanical Engineer (CME) of the London, Midland and Scottish Railway 1932-1944 before the War but implemented by his successors C E FairburnCharles Edward Fairburn, Chief Mechanical Engineer (CME) of the London, Midland and Scottish Railway 1944-1945 and H G IvattHenry George Ivatt, Chief Mechanical Engineer (CME) of the London, Midland and Scottish Railway 1946-1948. CME of BR (London Midland Region) 1948-1951.

Service

It was built in 1951 by BRBritish Rail or British Railways at Wolverton as lot number 1506 to diagram number 2161.[1] Unlike the Corridor Composite version, the Brake Third Corridor continued the use of timber framing with steel top, bottom and corner members. The livery when new in service was BRBritish Rail or British Railways Crimson and Cream. The later BRBritish Rail or British Railways number M26986M indicates continued use in the BRBritish Rail or British Railways London Midland region[2].

Preservation

26986 arrived on the SVRSevern Valley RailwaySVRA:Severn Valley Railway AssociationSVRS:Severn Valley Railway Society from Worcester on 20 September 1971, having been privately purchased. After refurbishment, it was one of the three SVRSevern Valley RailwaySVRA:Severn Valley Railway AssociationSVRS:Severn Valley Railway Society carriages which attended the Rail 150 celebrations at Shildon in 1975, travelling there behind 8233 and 43106. It is the only one of the three carriages still based at the SVRSevern Valley RailwaySVRA:Severn Valley Railway AssociationSVRS:Severn Valley Railway Society.

26986 forms part of the LMS Maroon set (Set L), notwithstanding that it was not built until after nationalisation.

In 2016 its future as part of the SVRSevern Valley RailwaySVRA:Severn Valley Railway AssociationSVRS:Severn Valley Railway Society's LMSLondon Midland & Scottish Railway carriage fleet was assured through its purchase by the SVR Charitable Trust.

See also

List of carriages

References

Railway Heritage Register Carriage Survey
SVRSevern Valley RailwaySVRA:Severn Valley Railway AssociationSVRS:Severn Valley Railway Society Stock Book Eighth Edition
SVRSevern Valley RailwaySVRA:Severn Valley Railway AssociationSVRS:Severn Valley Railway Society News 37

  1. Jenkinson & Essery (1977) p. 110.
  2. Longworth (2019) p.310.

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