LMS Brake Third Corridor 26880

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LMSLondon Midland & Scottish Railway Brake Third Corridor 26880
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LMSLondon Midland & Scottish Railway Brake Third Corridor 26880
Built By BRBritish Rail or British Railways Derby
Status In service
Number 26880
Other numbers E26880M, DM 395979, TEST CAR NO. 9
History
Built 1950
Designed By StanierWilliam Stanier, Chief Mechanical Engineer (CME) of the London, Midland and Scottish Railway 1932-1944
Diagram 2161
Lot 1501
Type CH, BTK
Length 57ft
Weight 30T
Seats 24 third
1973 Arrived on SVRSevern Valley RailwaySVRA:Severn Valley Railway AssociationSVRS:Severn Valley Railway Society
2011-12 Restoration completed

Carriages

Sir William StanierWilliam Stanier, Chief Mechanical Engineer (CME) of the London, Midland and Scottish Railway 1932-1944 was succeeded as CMEChief Mechanical Engineer of the LMSLondon Midland & Scottish Railway by C E FairburnCharles Edward Fairburn, Chief Mechanical Engineer (CME) of the London, Midland and Scottish Railway 1944-1945 in 1944 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 in 1945. Although neither produced any new carriage designs, they did implement some of StanierWilliam Stanier, Chief Mechanical Engineer (CME) of the London, Midland and Scottish Railway 1932-1944’s style changes. Among those was the port-hole stock, echoing that used by the 1938 streamliners. Following nationalisation in January 1948, BRBritish Rail or British Railways continued to build LMSLondon Midland & Scottish Railway style carriages into the early 1950s. Unlike the Corridor Composite version, the Brake Third Corridor continued the use of timber framing with steel top, bottom and corner members.

Service

LMSLondon Midland & Scottish Railway Brake Third Corridor (BTK) 26880 was built in 1950 by BRBritish Rail or British Railways at Derby to diagram number 2161 lot number 1501.[1][2] It is known to have carried the number E26880M, the mixed prefix and suffix denoting a coach of LMSLondon Midland & Scottish Railway design allocated to BRBritish Rail or British Railways’s Eastern region.[3] After passenger service, it was converted in 1966 into a test car.[4] 26880 saw departmental use as DM 395979.

Preservation

26880 arrived on the SVRSevern Valley RailwaySVRA:Severn Valley Railway AssociationSVRS:Severn Valley Railway Society in January 1973 from Chaddesdon. It spent a period of use as a store; it was while serving that function at Eardington in 1989 that the original number E26880M was discovered under the later DM number.[3] 26880 then underwent a 20 year restoration at Bridgnorth cattle dock which was completed circa 2011-12. It included provision for wheelchairs.

It forms part of the LMS Maroon set (Set L), notwithstanding that it was not built until after nationalisation and first carried Carmine and Cream livery.

See also

References

  1. Jenkinson & Essery (1977) p. 110.
  2. SVRSevern Valley RailwaySVRA:Severn Valley Railway AssociationSVRS:Severn Valley Railway Society Stock Book Ninth Edition incorrectly states Wolverton
  3. 3.03.1 SVRSevern Valley RailwaySVRA:Severn Valley Railway AssociationSVRS:Severn Valley Railway Society News 93
  4. LMS Carriage Association (Retrieved 25 August 2019)

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