BR 34562 Brake Second Corridor

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BRBritish Rail or British Railways 34562 Brake Second Corridor
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BRBritish Rail or British Railways Brake Second Corridor 34562
Built By BRBritish Rail or British Railways Wolverton
Status In service
Number W34562
Livery BRBritish Rail or British Railways Crimson & Cream
Other numbers M34562, SC34562
Built 1955
Diagram 181
Lot 30095
Type BSK
TOPS code AB21
Seats 24 standard
1974 Entered preservation


The BRBritish Rail or British Railways Mark 1 Brake Second Corridor (BSK) seats 24 passengers in 4 compartments. The Guard's area which occupies around half the carriage includes a large luggage compartment.

34562 in service and preservation

34562 was built at Wolverton in 1955 to Diagram 181 (AB201), Lot 30095. It entered service in the London Midland region in May 1955, moving to the Scottish region in June 1971.[1]

It arrived on the SVRSevern Valley Railway on 13 May 1974 from Cowlairs, having been bought by The 75069 Fund.[2]

The photograph shows 34562 in March 2015 at Bridgnorth in 'Set C', the BRBritish Rail or British Railways crimson and cream set, numbered W34562 (a number it did not carry in service).

See also


  1. Longworth (2013) pp.159-160.
  2. SVRSevern Valley Railway Stock Book Ninth Edition