L.M.S. & B.R. Coach Department Sales Coach

History of the Fund

Following the creation of the 'Great Western Rolling Stock Fund' in 1967, the LMS and BR Coach Fund was established in 1971. The announcement in SVR News stated that the fund had been "...set up to purchase mostly LMS, but also BR Standard (if deemed necessary) coaches for use on the SVR."[1]

By 1998 the Fund had acquired 4 LMS carriages (2300, 7511, 12992 and 24617) and 4 BR carriages ( 9220, 16267, 25346 and 25498) for ongoing use.[2] LMS Brake Corridor Third 27023 and BR Mk 1 Corridor Seconds 24726 and 24396 were also acquired by the Fund but later scrapped and used for spares.[3]

The LMS & BR Coach Fund donated all its vehicles and merged with the Severn Valley Railway Rolling Stock Trust, now the Severn Valley Railway Charitable Trust, in 2007. It is now a department of the Trust.

Sales Coach

The Fund operates a sales coach in LMS Brake Third Corridor 26921, selling second hand books to raise funds for the coaches it restores and overhauls. It is situated in the cattle dock at Bridgnorth.

See also


  1. SVR News 21
  2. SVR Stock Book Ninth Edition
  3. SVR Stock Book earlier editions