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|cartype    = [[:Category:BR Carriage classification codes#LMS Codes|CF]], [[:Category: Carriage Type TK|TK]]
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|built      = 1936

Latest revision as of 14:07, 11 October 2019

LMSLondon Midland & Scottish Railway Corridor Third 2300
LMS 2300 20150322.jpg
LMSLondon Midland & Scottish Railway Corridor Third 2300
Built By LMSLondon Midland & Scottish Railway Derby
Status In service
Number 2300
Other numbers W2300M
History
Built 1936
Designed By HG IvattHenry George Ivatt, Chief Mechanical Engineer (CME) of the London, Midland and Scottish Railway 1946-1948. CME of BR (London Midland Region) 1948-1951
Diagram 2119
Lot 1407
Type CF, TK
Length 57ft
Weight 31T
Seats 42 third
1978 Arrived on SVRSevern Valley RailwaySVRA:Severn Valley Railway AssociationSVRS:Severn Valley Railway Society

Carriages

Although the LMSLondon Midland & Scottish Railway was active in building Open carriages following the appointment of W A (later Sir William) StanierWilliam Stanier, Chief Mechanical Engineer (CME) of the London, Midland and Scottish Railway 1932-1944 as CMEChief Mechanical Engineer, they continued to build some Corridor Thirds at the same time. LMSLondon Midland & Scottish Railway Corridor Third (TK) 2300 was a StanierWilliam Stanier, Chief Mechanical Engineer (CME) of the London, Midland and Scottish Railway 1932-1944 design, although by the time it was built in 1946 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 had become the CMEChief Mechanical Engineer of the LMSLondon Midland & Scottish Railway. It features seven third class compartments, and two lavatories, with a side corridor. One post-war modification saw the introduction of an all-welded roof.[1]

2300 in service

2300 was built at Derby to diagram number 2119 lot number 1407.[2] After nationalisation it carried the number W2300M, the prefix indicating a carriage allocated to the BRBritish Rail or British Railways Western Region and the suffix indicating that it originated with the LMSLondon Midland & Scottish Railway.

2300 in preservation

2300 was originally purchased for the SVRSevern Valley RailwaySVRA:Severn Valley Railway AssociationSVRS:Severn Valley Railway Society in February 1978 by a member of the LMS & BR Coach Fund. It arrived on the SVRSevern Valley RailwaySVRA:Severn Valley Railway AssociationSVRS:Severn Valley Railway Society as an empty shell from Bass Charrington in Plymouth, where it had been used for 11 years as a store room by the barrel-making department.[3] In a six-year restoration it was fitted out with an interior salvaged from coach 13045 which was scrapped. After a period of use it was repainted in the then new Kidderminster paint-shop during 1997. The LMSLondon Midland & Scottish Railway & BRBritish Rail or British Railways Coach Fund donated all its vehicles to The SVR Charitable Trust in 2007, following which 2300 received a further repaint in 2008.

2300 is regularly used in the the LMS Maroon set (Set L).

See also

References

  1. SVRSevern Valley RailwaySVRA:Severn Valley Railway AssociationSVRS:Severn Valley Railway Society Stock Book Ninth Edition
  2. Railway Heritage Register Carriage Survey
  3. SVRSevern Valley RailwaySVRA:Severn Valley Railway AssociationSVRS:Severn Valley Railway Society News 45

SVRSevern Valley RailwaySVRA:Severn Valley Railway AssociationSVRS:Severn Valley Railway Society Charitable Trust 

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