BR 25498 Corridor Second

BR 25498 Corridor Second
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BR Corridor Second 25498
Built By BR York
Status In service
Number M25498
Livery BR Crimson & Cream
Other numbers E25498
Built 1958
Diagram 146
Lot 30374
Type SK
TOPS code AA21
Seats 48
1983 Entered preservation


The BR Mark 1 Corridor Second (SK) was the most prolific of the Mark 1 passenger stock, with more than 2,200 built. Those in the Western and Southern regions seated eight per compartment, while those on Midland and Eastern routes seated six per compartment. Early examples featured veneered walls, while later batches used formica laminates. The SKs were an early candidate for withdrawal, being replaced by Mark 2 Open, HST sets and Networker Turbo units[1][2].


Service and preservation

25498 was built at York in 1958 to Diagram 146 (AA201), Lot 30374. It entered service in the Eastern region in 1958, where it remained throughout BR service.[3]

25498 arrived on the SVR on 16 May 1983 from Heaton, having been bought by the L.M.S. & B.R. Coach Fund. It was overhauled and received a full repaint in 2000, and in early 2017 it underwent restoration at Kidderminster Carriage Shed (rather than the Carriage Repair Works), including roof repairs, overhauling of door locks and repaint.[4] It is a regular in Set C, the BR Crimson & Cream running set. It is now owned by The SVR Charitable Trust.

See also


  1. SVR Stock Book 9th edition
  2. SVR Charitable Trust
  3. Longworth (2013) p.142.
  4. 'Branch Lines' May 2017 e-newsletter