LMS 27001 Brake Third Corridor ('Porthole' design) built 1950

LMS 27001 Brake Third Corridor ('Porthole' design) built 1950This 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 27001 Brake Third Corridor ('Porthole' design) built 1950
LMS 27001 Brake Third Corridor ('Porthole' design) built 1950

 

Present Location Ecclesbourne Valley
Designed For LMS
Build Location Wolverton
Built by BR
Diagram number 2161
Lot number 1506
Type BTK
First Number 27001
Later Numbers M27001M MSC 'ROVER'
Present Number 27001
Gauge 4ft 8 1/2in
Wheel Arrangement 4-w bogies
Original Underframe Yes
Original Bogies/Wheelsets Yes
Additional Notes P ?? by 71000 Loco Trust, but stored at Stanstead Abbots till 1983, then on GCR till 1995 when to Ecclesbourne Valley Railway at Wirksworth. Under restoration when seen 02/12 - this restoration expected to include non-authentic interior.
Owner LMS Carriage Association
External Structural Condition Good
Internal Structural Condition Poor and Incomplete
Underframe Condition Poor and Incomplete
External Finish Good
Internal Finish Poor and Incomplete
Degree of External Originality Some replaced/reproduced material
Degree of Internal Originality Much replaced/reproduced material
Degree of Underframe/Running Gear Originality As built/last Passenger rebuild (BR or before)
Degree of External Authenticity Good
Degree of Internal Authenticity Poor
Degree of Underframe Authenticity Good
Rarity Several
Historical Importance of some Importance
Storage Open
Operating No
Survey Date 12/02/2012
Surveyor David Wigley
Photo Date 11/02/2012
Photo by Michael Cope
At Risk No
Date Record Last Updated 13/02/2013


 

 














 

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