LMS 45048 Inspection Saloon

LMS 45048 Inspection Saloon
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LMS Inspection Saloon 45048 (Gareth Price)
Built By LMS Wolverton
Status Stored awaiting overhaul
Number 45048
Other numbers M45048
Built 1940
Designed By Stanier
Diagram 2046
Lot 1264
Length 50ft
Weight 31T
Seats n/a
1981 Preserved
2015 Arrived on SVR


LMS 45048 is a District Engineer's Inspection Saloon.



45048 was one of three inspection saloons built at Wolverton in 1940 as lot 1264 to Diagram 2046.[1] It was later numbered M45048M by BR and saw service until February 1981[2].


It was purchased for preservation in 1981, initially at Steamport (Southport) before moving to the Gloucester Warwickshire Steam Railway in 1983. Following a lengthy restoration it carried HRH The Princess Royal to open the GWSR’s Cheltenham Racecourse Station. It was withdrawn from service suffering from water ingress via a leaky roof, and offered for sale in 2012.

It was acquired by David Postle and moved to the SVR by August 2013.[3] As of January 2018 it was stored at Bewdley awaiting restoration at the owner’s expense.[4]

See also


  1. Jenkinson & Essery (1977) p. 185. and Railway Heritage Register Carriage Survey. Longworth gives the Lot as 1246.
  2. Longworth (2019) p.294.
  3. Railway Heritage Register On-Line
  4. SVR News