LMS 45048 Inspection Saloon

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LMSLondon Midland & Scottish Railway 45048 Inspection Saloon
LMS 45048 GarethPrice.jpg
LMSLondon Midland & Scottish Railway Inspection Saloon 45048 (Gareth Price)
Built By LMSLondon Midland & Scottish Railway Wolverton
Status Stored awaiting overhaul
Number 45048
History
Built 1940
Diagram 2046
Lot 1264
Type INSP
Seats n/a
1981 Preserved
2015 Arrived on SVRSevern Valley RailwaySVRA:Severn Valley Railway AssociationSVRS:Severn Valley Railway Society

Carriages

LMSLondon Midland & Scottish Railway Inspection Saloon 45048 was built at Wolverton in 1940.


45048 in preservation

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 GWSRGloucestershire Warwickshire Steam Railway (Commonly known as the Gloucestershire Warwickshire Railway)’s Cheltenham Racecourse Station. It was withdrawn from service suffering from water ingress via a leaky roof, and offered for sale in 2012.

45048 at the SVRSevern Valley RailwaySVRA:Severn Valley Railway AssociationSVRS:Severn Valley Railway Society

It was acquired by David Postle and moved to the SVRSevern Valley RailwaySVRA:Severn Valley Railway AssociationSVRS:Severn Valley Railway Society by August 2013.[1] As of January 2018 it is stored at Bewdley awaiting restoration at the owner’s expense.[2]

See also

List of carriages

References

Railway Heritage Register Carriage Survey

Links

  1. Vintage Carriages Trust
  2. SVR News