LMS 24617 Corridor Composite
|LMSLondon Midland & Scottish Railway 24617 Corridor CompositeCarriage having more than one class of seating, ie First and Third or latterly First and Standard.|
LMSLondon Midland & Scottish Railway 24617 Corridor CompositeCarriage having more than one class of seating, ie First and Third or latterly First and Standard.
|Built By||BRBritish Rail or British Railways Derby|
|Other numbers||W 24617 M|
|Designed By||StanierWilliam Stanier, Chief Mechanical Engineer (CME) of the London, Midland and Scottish Railway 1932-1944|
|Seats||24 first, 18 third|
|1972||Arrived on SVRSevern Valley Railway|
Corridor CompositeCarriage having more than one class of seating, ie First and Third or latterly First and Standard. (CK) 24617 was built at Derby in June 1950, as lot number 1500 to diagram 2159. The steel framing and all-welded construction gives a slightly more rounded profile than the earlier timber-framed stock. It has four First class and three Third class compartments, with a lavatory at each end. It served on BRBritish Rail or British Railways’s Western Region until 1968, when it was declared surplus to requirements by BRBritish Rail or British Railways at Didcot only weeks after a full works overhaul.
24617 arrived on the SVRSevern Valley Railway from Didcot on 28 August 1968 with several other vehicles. Former owning group the ‘LMSLondon Midland & Scottish Railway & BRBritish Rail or British Railways Coach Fund’ donated all its vehicles to The SVR Charitable Trust in 2007. The Trust’s web site notes that 24617 has run in SVRSevern Valley Railway service every season since 1968. It forms part of the LMS Maroon set (Set L), notwithstanding that it was not built until after nationalisation.
24617 was the carriage that Richard Hannay (Robert Powell) boarded at the start of the railway scenes in the 1978 film The Thirty Nine Steps. 24617 and the other carriages from the LMSLondon Midland & Scottish Railway set used in filming were given 'Midland Railway' decals as the film was set in 1914, although the number W24617M, a BRBritish Rail or British Railways era number for an ex-LMSLondon Midland & Scottish Railway carriage allocated to the BRBritish Rail or British Railways Western Region, was left unaltered.
- Jenkinson & Essery (1977) p. 110.
SVRSevern Valley Railway Stock Book 9th edition
Railway Heritage Register Carriage Survey