LMS 5987 Corridor Third Brake built 1937

LMS 5987 Corridor Third Brake built 1937This page is a part of the Herritage Railways Carriage Survey project and is hosted on the internet by The Vintage Carriages Trust (VCT), a volunteer body, based on the Keighley & Worth Valley Railway in the United Kingdom. About the Trust: The Vintage Carriages Trust was formed in the late 1960s by a group of volunteers whose interest was in wooden bodied railway carriages. They could see that there was a need to concentrate on the preservation of these historic items which were in grave danger of disappearing due to the weather and vandalism damage and unsuitability for regular use on preserved railways of the day. The Trust became a Registered Charity in 1981 and a Registered Museum in 1992. The Collection held by the Trust is at present nine historic railway carriages, also three small industrial steam locomotives, and a collection of railway posters and other miscellaneous railway items. The Trust owns the Museum of Rail Travel at Ingrow - the first station from Keighley on the Worth Valley Railway. By three phases of building work over the last ten years this has developed into a large museum display and associated workshop, and is the Trustís headquarters. Although the building is named a

LMS 5987 Corridor Third Brake built 1937
LMS 5987 Corridor Third Brake built 1937


Present Location NRM York
County Location York
Designed For LMS
Build Location Derby
Diagram number 1968
Lot number 1035
Type BTK
First Number 5987
Later Numbers (5897)
Present Number 5987 (5897)
Gauge 4ft 8 1/2in
Wheel Arrangement 4-w bogies
Original Underframe Yes
Original Bogies/Wheelsets Yes
Additional Notes P 07/65 ex Ordsall Lane Manchester privately for use as support vehicle and workshop by the Princess Elizabeth Locomotive Society. Suffered damage to roof and to one compartment when crane collapsed on to it following a fire at Messrs Dowty's factory. Then at Ashchurch till 1977, then to Hereford. Sold to NRM in October 1977; at Carnforth by 1990; seen there 05/00 but to NRM by 08/00. Restoration (including roof and interior) well in hand by 04/10. Repainted in maroon Coronation Scot livery for NRM "LMS" weekend 24-25/09/11 - mis-numbered 5897 over this weekend but very soon corrected. By 11/13 80% restored, with one compartment to trim and the lavatory to reassemble. Due to return to LMS Period II livery.
Owner National Railway Museum
External Structural Condition Very Good
Internal Structural Condition Very Good
Underframe Condition Very Good
External Finish Very Good
Internal Finish Good
Degree of External Originality Some replaced/reproduced material
Degree of Internal Originality Some replaced/reproduced material
Degree of Underframe/Running Gear Originality Some replaced/reproduced material
Degree of External Authenticity Very Good
Degree of Internal Authenticity Very Good
Degree of Underframe Authenticity Very Good
Rarity Unique
Historical Importance Very Important
Storage Secure Building
Operating Yes
Survey Date 31/05/2000
Surveyor Michael Cope
Photo Date 02/09/2015
Photo by Steve West
At Risk No
Date Record Last Updated 25/04/2016





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