LNER 43612 Open Third

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LNERLondon & North Eastern Railway 43612 Open Third
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LNERLondon & North Eastern Railway Open Third 43612
Built By LNERLondon & North Eastern Railway York
Status In service
Number 43612
Other numbers 13366, E13366E, 042197
History
Built 1934
Designed By GresleySir Nigel Gresley, Chief Mechanical Engineer (CME) of the London & North Eastern Railway 1923-1941
Diagram 186
Lot 559
Type TTO
Length 61ft 6in
Weight 31t 0cwt
Seats 64 third
1979 Preserved on SVRSevern Valley RailwaySVRA:Severn Valley Railway AssociationSVRS:Severn Valley Railway Society

Carriages

LNERLondon & North Eastern Railway GresleySir Nigel Gresley, Chief Mechanical Engineer (CME) of the London & North Eastern Railway 1923-1941 Open Third (TO) No 43612 was built at York in 1934.

Service

It was renumbered 13366 as part of the LNERLondon & North Eastern Railway's 1943 re-numbering scheme. On Nationalisation in 1947, BRBritish Rail or British Railways initially allocated an E prefix to indicate its LNERLondon & North Eastern Railway origin, with a further re-numbering to E13366E after 1951.[1]

It was withdrawn from BRBritish Rail or British Railways service and transferred to Internal UserRolling stock used for the railway’s internal purposes (stores etc.) at one fixed location. stock in May 1962 as a staff coach, receiving the number 042197.[2] It was used as an office until condemned in 1977.

Preservation

43612 came to the SVRSevern Valley RailwaySVRA:Severn Valley Railway AssociationSVRS:Severn Valley Railway Society from Norwich in 1979. For some years thereafter it was owned by Messrs. Gardner Shaw,[3] a Brierley Hill soft drinks firm, although by 1998 it had been acquired by SVR(H).[4]

Following a lengthy and comprehensive restoration at Bridgnorth and Kidderminster, the carriage first appeared in traffic in September 1996.

Early in 2016 ownership was transferred to the SVRSevern Valley RailwaySVRA:Severn Valley Railway AssociationSVRS:Severn Valley Railway Society Charitable trust. It is scheduled for overhaul at Kidderminster Carriage Works in 2017 when its hoped that minimal structural work will be needed. However the roof canvass dates from the mid-1980s and not surprisingly a new one will be required, together with routine work to ensure that the roof planks are firmly attached to the framework. The 16 tables fitted as part of its 1996 overhaul were, for reasons of cost, not of a standard railway type and are now life expired, so a replacement set is on order, this time following the original robust LNERLondon & North Eastern Railway design that has been successfully used since 1997 in the other 3 SVRSevern Valley RailwaySVRA:Severn Valley Railway AssociationSVRS:Severn Valley Railway Society based TTOs.

See also

List of carriages

References

Railway Heritage Register Carriage Survey
LNERLondon & North Eastern Railway (SVRSevern Valley RailwaySVRA:Severn Valley Railway AssociationSVRS:Severn Valley Railway Society) Coach Fund

  1. Longworth (2018) p.175.
  2. Longworth (2018) p.476.
  3. SVRSevern Valley RailwaySVRA:Severn Valley Railway AssociationSVRS:Severn Valley Railway Society Stock Book Editions 7 (1980) and 8 (1990)
  4. SVRSevern Valley RailwaySVRA:Severn Valley Railway AssociationSVRS:Severn Valley Railway Society Stock Book 9th edition

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