GNR 2701 Composite Corridor
GNRGreat Northern Railway 2701 was built at Doncaster in August 1922 as one of ten carriages to Diagram 164K. It is a Corridor CompositeCarriage having more than one class of seating, ie First and Third or latterly First and Standard. (CK), seating 21 first class passengers in first class compartments and 24 in third class compartments. The coach was involved in a collision at Retford during its first year of use, but survived and remained in service until 1958.
2701 was purchased in 1994 by The LNER (SVR) Coach Fund from a public house in Derbyshire, with a view to restoration. In 2001 the Heritage Lottery Fund awarded a grant of £84k towards the cost, and the coach entered service in July 2008, being formally launched into service on 16th August of that year by Mr Tim Godfrey, a grandson of Sir Nigel GresleySir Nigel Gresley, Chief Mechanical Engineer (CME) of the London & North Eastern Railway 1923-1941. It was declared the overall winner in the Heritage Railway Association Carriage & Wagon competition 2009.
Railway Heritage Register Carriage Survey