LMS 27389 Third Open built 1947

LMS 27389 Third Open built 1947This 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 27389 Third Open built 1947
LMS 27389 Third Open built 1947


Present Location Boness
County Location Falkirk
Designed For LMS
Build Location Wolverton
Diagram number 1999
Lot number 1438
Type TO
First Number 27389
Later Numbers 99808
Present Number 27389
Current Livery LMSR
Gauge 4ft 8 1/2in
Wheel Arrangement 4-w bogies
Original Underframe Yes
Original Bogies/Wheelsets Yes
Additional Notes Carries two builder's plates on solebar - one side "built 1947", the other "built 1948". With other evidence now considered built 1947. P ? by SRPS, at Falkirk till 1988. 'Under restoration/fair'. By 08/13 all steelwork stripped from one side, some frame repairs undertaken. By 08/16: full body rebuild finished to a very high standard; it awaits the arrival of new gangway bellows. 08/17: work ongoing to complete the interior, including repairs to interior damage caused during heritage insulation removal.
Owner Scottish Railway Museum Trust
External Structural Condition Very Good
Internal Structural Condition Good
Underframe Condition Very Good
External Finish Very Good
Internal Finish Good
Degree of External Originality As built/last Passenger rebuild (BR or before)
Degree of Internal Originality As built/last Passenger rebuild (BR or before)
Degree of Underframe/Running Gear Originality As built/last Passenger rebuild (BR or before)
Degree of External Authenticity Good
Degree of Internal Authenticity Very Good
Degree of Underframe Authenticity Very Good
Rarity Several
Historical Importance of some Importance
Storage Secure Building
Operating No
Survey Date 21/09/2002
Surveyor Trevor England
Photo Date 21/08/2016
Photo by Steve West
At Risk No
Date Record Last Updated 26/08/2017

as seen 06/06
as seen 06/06

Alastair McPhee 01/08/2013. Restoration in progress
Alastair McPhee 01/08/2013. Restoration in progress




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