BR 21254 Brake Composite Corridor
|BRBritish Rail or British Railways 21254 Brake CompositeCarriage having more than one class of seating, ie First and Third or latterly First and Standard. Corridor|
BRBritish Rail or British Railways Brake CompositeCarriage having more than one class of seating, ie First and Third or latterly First and Standard. Corridor 21254
|Built By||BRBritish Rail or British Railways Derby|
|Livery||BRBritish Rail or British Railways Maroon|
|Seats||12 first, 18 standard|
|1981||Preserved on SVRSevern Valley Railway|
Service and preservation
21254 was built at Derby in 1963 to Diagram 171 (AB301), Lot 30731. It entered service in the Eastern region in February 1964, where it remained apart from an allocation to the Northeast region between July 1966 and January 1968. Prior to withdrawal from service in 1981 it was noted in use on the "Night Scotsman" services into Kings Cross. It arrived on the SVRSevern Valley Railway on 21 August 1981 from Bounds Green, having been purchased by a trustee of The Erlestoke Manor Fund.
In May 2017 it was undergoing restoration with all 10 doors, including locks, serviced, plus a full repaint.
It was photographed in March 2015 as part of the BRBritish Rail or British Railways Maroon set.
- SVRSevern Valley Railway Stock Book 9th Edition
- Longworth (2013) pp.127-8.
- SVRSevern Valley Railway 'Branch Lines' e-newsletter May 2017