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}}LMS Brake Third Corridor (BTK) 26921 is an example of the port-hole stock designed by Stanier before the War but implemented by his successors C E Fairburn and H G Ivatt. It was built in 1951 by BR at Wolverton as lot number 1506 to diagram number 2161.  Unlike the [[LMS 24617 Corridor Composite | Corridor Composite]] version, the Brake Third Corridor continued the use of timber framing with steel top, bottom and corner members.  The livery when new in service was BR Crimson and Cream. 
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}}LMS Brake Third Corridor (BTK) 26921 is an example of the port-hole stock designed by Stanier before the War but implemented by his successors C E Fairburn and H G Ivatt.  
  
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==Service==
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26921 was built in 1951 by BR at Wolverton as lot number 1506 to diagram number 2161.<ref>[[Bibliography#Other References|Jenkinson & Essery (1977)]] p. 110.</ref>  Unlike the [[LMS 24617 Corridor Composite | Corridor Composite]] version, the Brake Third Corridor continued the use of timber framing with steel top, bottom and corner members.  The livery when new in service was BR Crimson and Cream. In BR service the carriage was renumbered W26921M, indicating that it was allocated to the BR(W) region<ref>[[Bibliography#Other References|Longworth (2019)]] p.310.</ref>.
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==Preservation==
 
26921 arrived on the SVR from Didcot on 28 August 1968 with several other vehicles, having been acquired by [[Severn Valley Railway (Holdings) PLC | SVR(H)]]. It entered service in 1968, and was one of three SVR coaches which attended the Rocket 150 celebrations at Rainhill in [[Severn Valley Railway Timeline 1980-1989#1980 | May 1980]].  SVR service continued until 1984 when 26921 suffered damage to a bogie due to steel left on the track by vandals<ref>Railway Heritage Register Carriage Survey</ref>.  The coach was overhauled at Bridgnorth<ref> SVR News Spring 2015 - Bridgnorth Carriage Notes</ref> and now serves as the [[L.M.S. & B.R. Coach Department Sales Coach]] at Bridgnorth.
 
26921 arrived on the SVR from Didcot on 28 August 1968 with several other vehicles, having been acquired by [[Severn Valley Railway (Holdings) PLC | SVR(H)]]. It entered service in 1968, and was one of three SVR coaches which attended the Rocket 150 celebrations at Rainhill in [[Severn Valley Railway Timeline 1980-1989#1980 | May 1980]].  SVR service continued until 1984 when 26921 suffered damage to a bogie due to steel left on the track by vandals<ref>Railway Heritage Register Carriage Survey</ref>.  The coach was overhauled at Bridgnorth<ref> SVR News Spring 2015 - Bridgnorth Carriage Notes</ref> and now serves as the [[L.M.S. & B.R. Coach Department Sales Coach]] at Bridgnorth.
  

Latest revision as of 14:36, 11 October 2019

LMSLondon Midland & Scottish Railway Brake Third Corridor 26921
LMS 26921 20150307.jpg
LMSLondon Midland & Scottish Railway Brake Third Corridor 26921 in March 2016
Built By BRBritish Rail or British Railways Wolverton
Status Under overhaul
Number 26921
Other numbers W26921M
History
Built 1951
Designed By StanierWilliam Stanier, Chief Mechanical Engineer (CME) of the London, Midland and Scottish Railway 1932-1944
Diagram 2161
Lot 1506
Type CH, BTK
Length 57ft
Weight 30T
Seats 24 third
1968 Arrived on SVRSevern Valley RailwaySVRA:Severn Valley Railway AssociationSVRS:Severn Valley Railway Society
1980 Attended Rocket 150 at Rainhill

Carriages

LMSLondon Midland & Scottish Railway Brake Third Corridor (BTK) 26921 is an example of the port-hole stock designed by StanierWilliam Stanier, Chief Mechanical Engineer (CME) of the London, Midland and Scottish Railway 1932-1944 before the War but implemented by his successors C E FairburnCharles Edward Fairburn, Chief Mechanical Engineer (CME) of the London, Midland and Scottish Railway 1944-1945 and H G IvattHenry George Ivatt, Chief Mechanical Engineer (CME) of the London, Midland and Scottish Railway 1946-1948. CME of BR (London Midland Region) 1948-1951.

Service

26921 was built in 1951 by BRBritish Rail or British Railways at Wolverton as lot number 1506 to diagram number 2161.[1] Unlike the Corridor Composite version, the Brake Third Corridor continued the use of timber framing with steel top, bottom and corner members. The livery when new in service was BRBritish Rail or British Railways Crimson and Cream. In BRBritish Rail or British Railways service the carriage was renumbered W26921M, indicating that it was allocated to the BRBritish Rail or British Railways(W) region[2].

Preservation

26921 arrived on the SVRSevern Valley RailwaySVRA:Severn Valley Railway AssociationSVRS:Severn Valley Railway Society from Didcot on 28 August 1968 with several other vehicles, having been acquired by SVR(H). It entered service in 1968, and was one of three SVRSevern Valley RailwaySVRA:Severn Valley Railway AssociationSVRS:Severn Valley Railway Society coaches which attended the Rocket 150 celebrations at Rainhill in May 1980. SVRSevern Valley RailwaySVRA:Severn Valley Railway AssociationSVRS:Severn Valley Railway Society service continued until 1984 when 26921 suffered damage to a bogie due to steel left on the track by vandals[3]. The coach was overhauled at Bridgnorth[4] and now serves as the L.M.S. & B.R. Coach Department Sales Coach at Bridgnorth.

See also

List of carriages
Rolling stock currently under restoration

References

Railway Heritage Register Carriage Survey
SVRSevern Valley RailwaySVRA:Severn Valley Railway AssociationSVRS:Severn Valley Railway Society Stock Book Eighth Edition

  1. Jenkinson & Essery (1977) p. 110.
  2. Longworth (2019) p.310.
  3. Railway Heritage Register Carriage Survey
  4. SVRSevern Valley RailwaySVRA:Severn Valley Railway AssociationSVRS:Severn Valley Railway Society News Spring 2015 - Bridgnorth Carriage Notes

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