LMS 27218 Third Open

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LMSLondon Midland & Scottish Railway 27218 Third Open
TO 27218 Severn Valley Railway.jpg
LMSLondon Midland & Scottish Railway 27218 Third Open
Built By LMSLondon Midland & Scottish Railway Wolverton
Status In service
Number 27218
Other numbers M27218M
History
Built 1945
Designed By StanierWilliam Stanier, Chief Mechanical Engineer (CME) of the London, Midland and Scottish Railway 1932-1944
Diagram 1999
Lot 1401
Type QF, TO
Length 57ft
Weight 30T
Seats 56 third
1968 Arrived on SVRSevern Valley RailwaySVRA:Severn Valley Railway AssociationSVRS:Severn Valley Railway Society

Carriages

Interior view of LMSLondon Midland & Scottish Railway Third Open 27218

The SVRSevern Valley RailwaySVRA:Severn Valley Railway AssociationSVRS:Severn Valley Railway Society has three examples of the LMSLondon Midland & Scottish Railway Third Open (TO), which was designed by Sir William StanierWilliam Stanier, Chief Mechanical Engineer (CME) of the London, Midland and Scottish Railway 1932-1944. Building of this class began in 1938, but the Second Word War delayed the production of later batches. The LMSLondon Midland & Scottish Railway Open Third carriage seats 56 passengers at tables either side of a central aisle.

27218 in service

27218 was built in July 1945 at Wolverton as lot number 1401 to diagram number 1999.[1] It saw service with the LMSLondon Midland & Scottish Railway and later the BRBritish Rail or British Railways London Midland Region as M27218M[2][3]

27218 in preservation

The SVRSevern Valley RailwaySVRA:Severn Valley Railway AssociationSVRS:Severn Valley Railway Society’s three LMSLondon Midland & Scottish Railway Third Opens, 27218, 27220 and 27270, were all rescued intact from Didcot Yard in 1968, arriving on 28 August with other vehicles. 27218 was originally preserved by the Warwickshire Railway Society and by 1974 was in use as the relief catering vehicle at Bridgnorth.[4]

It is now owned by SVR(H) and forms part of the LMS Maroon set (Set L).

See also

References

  1. Jenkinson & Essery (1977) p. 131.
  2. SVRSevern Valley RailwaySVRA:Severn Valley Railway AssociationSVRS:Severn Valley Railway Society Stock Book Ninth Edition
  3. Longworth (2019) p.284.
  4. SVRSevern Valley RailwaySVRA:Severn Valley Railway AssociationSVRS:Severn Valley Railway Society News 31

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