LMS 27270 Third Open

LMS 27270 Third Open
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LMS Third Open 27270
Built By LMS Wolverton
Status In service
Number 27270
Other numbers M27270M
Built 1946
Designed By Stanier
Diagram 1999
Lot 1402
Type QF, TO
Length 57ft
Weight 30T
Seats 56 third
1968 Arrived on SVR


The SVR has three examples of the LMS Third Open (TO), which was designed by Sir William Stanier. Building of this class began in 1938, but the Second Word War delayed the production of later batches. The LMS Open Third carriage seats 56 passengers at tables either side of a central aisle.



27270 was built in March 1946 at Wolverton as lot number 1402 to diagram number 1999.[1] It saw service with the LMS and later the BR London Midland Region as M27220M[2].


The SVR’s three LMS Third Opens, 27218, 27220 and 27270, were all rescued intact from Didcot Yard in 1968, arriving on 28 August with other vehicles.[3] 27270 received a major rebuild in 1997/8. It is owned by SVR(H) and forms part of the LMS Maroon set (Set L).

See also


  1. Jenkinson & Essery (1977) p. 131.
  2. Longworth (2019) p.285.
  3. SVR Stock Book Ninth Edition