LMS 31420 Gangwayed Full Brake
|LMS 31420 Gangwayed Full Brake|
LMS Gangwayed Brake 31420
|Built By||BR Wolverton|
|Other numbers||M31420M, XDB977023|
|1992||Arrived on SVR|
31420 was built by BR at Wolverton in 1950 to LMS Diagram 2171, lot 1588. It later carried the BR number M31420M. After main line service ended in 1981, 31420 was used as a stationery stores vehicle at the BR printing works at Crewe, where it was given the departmental number XDB 977023.
It arrived on the SVR from Stonebridge Park, North London on 29 October 1992, initially intended as a source of bogie spares. However it has remained intact, being mainly used as a components store at Kidderminster Carriage Works. Unlike the other SVR's other LMS-designed but BR-built carriages, 31420 was in the BR Crimson and Cream livery which it would have carried when entering service until a repaint in March 2017.
- Jenkinson & Essery (1977) p. 174.
- Longworth (2019) pp.313-314.
- Longworth (2019) p.466.
- SVR Stock Book Ninth Edition