LNER 43612 Open Third

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LNERLondon & North Eastern Railway Open Third 43612

LNERLondon & North Eastern Railway GresleySir Nigel Gresley, Chief Mechanical Engineer (CME) of the London & North Eastern Railway 1923-1941 Open Third (TO) No 43612 was built at York in 1934. It was withdrawn from BRBritish Rail or British Railways service in 1963 and used as an office until condemned in 1977.

43612 came to the SVRSevern Valley RailwaySVRA:Severn Valley Railway AssociationSVRS:Severn Valley Railway Society from Norwich in 1979. For some years thereafter it was owned by Messrs. Gardner Shaw[1], a Brierley Hill soft drinks firm, although by 1998 it had been acquired by SVR(H)[2].

Following a lengthy and comprehensive restoration at Bridgnorth and Kidderminster, the coach first appeared in traffic in September 1996.

Sources

Railway Heritage Register Carriage Survey
LNERLondon & North Eastern Railway (SVRSevern Valley RailwaySVRA:Severn Valley Railway AssociationSVRS:Severn Valley Railway Society) Coach Fund

Links

43612 on vintagecarriagestrust.org
43612 on lnersvrcoachfund.org.uk

See also

List of carriages

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