LMS 2886 Six-wheel Passenger Brake (later 32919)

LMS 2886 Six-wheel Passenger Brake (later 32919)
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LMS Six-wheel Passenger Brake 2886
Built By LMS Wolverton
Status Operational
Number 2886
Other numbers M32919M
Built 1932
Designed By Stanier
Diagram 1796
Lot 664
Type CR, BGZ
Length 31ft
Weight 17t 3cwt
Seats none
1970 First preserved
1972 Moved to the SVR
1976 Withdrawn for repairs
2008 Ownership by the SVR Rolling Stock Trust
2010 PRISM grant


LMS Six-wheel Passenger Brake (BGZ) 2886 was an early Stanier design and was built in 1932 at Wolverton to Diagram 1796 in Lot no. 664. In the 1940s these coaches were equipped with stoves and became nicknamed ‘Stove Rs’. [1] The coach was later numbered 32919.



2886 was first purchased for preservation in 1970 and based on the Dart Valley Railway. Numbered 32919, it arrived on the SVR on 2 May 1972 in restored condition.[2] In 1973 it travelled by rail with 45110 and two other carriages to an open day British Rail Engineering's Derby Litchurch Lane Carriage Works,[3], otherwise serving as a temporary bar car until 1976, when the then owner started much needed panel repairs which unfortunately were never completed.

By 1998 it was in use as a Tool Van by the The 4150 Fund. In 2002 ownership passed to another member the carriage was moved to Bridgnorth and stored under a tarpaulin north of station where the new owner wished to restore it once 26880 was completed.[4] By 2006 little progress had been made apart from refurbishing some small components[5] and some repanelling having taken place.[6][7].

In 2008 ownership passed to the Severn Valley Railway Rolling Stock Trust, now the SVR Charitable Trust.[8] Overhaul restarted prior to 2010, with an intention for the vehicle to become a reception vehicle for dining trains. In 2010 the Trust reported a Preservation of Industrial and Scientific Material (PRISM) Fund award of £9,251, which covered the materials for the rebuilt bodyshell in the first year of the build.[9] The extensive rebuild has included parts from now-demolished body of 33002 at Didcot. It was photographed in March 2015 undergoing an overhaul at Bridgnorth and, with the internal work done, it was moved to Kidderminster carriage works on 20 February 2016 for mechanical work and completion of the exterior painting. By August 2018 it was being lined out.

In November 2018 the Charitable Trust announced it would host a mobile exhibition as part of the interpretation element of the funding bid for repairs to Falling Sands Viaduct.[10] In April 2019 the coach appeared on public display for the first time at the Open House Weekend.

It served as a present store at Bridgnorth for the 2021 Christmas services.

See also


SVR News Spring 2015 - Bridgnorth Carriage Notes.

  1. Jenkinson & Essery (1977) pp. 171, 174
  2. SVR News 24
  3. SVR News 29
  4. SVR News 141
  5. SVR News 148
  6. SVR Stock Book Ninth Edition
  7. Railway Heritage Register Carriage Survey
  8. SVR News 161
  9. [1] PRISM Fund Annual Report 2009-2010
  10. SVR News 204