LMS 27270 Third Open

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LMSLondon Midland & Scottish Railway 27270 Third Open
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LMSLondon Midland & Scottish Railway Third Open 27270
Built By LMSLondon Midland & Scottish Railway Wolverton
Status In service
Number 27270
Other numbers M27270M
History
Built 1946
Designed By StanierWilliam Stanier, Chief Mechanical Engineer (CME) of the London, Midland and Scottish Railway 1932-1944
Diagram 1999
Lot 1402
Type QF, TO
Length 57ft
Weight 30T
Seats 56 third
1968 Arrived on SVRSevern Valley Railway

Carriages

The SVRSevern Valley Railway has three examples of the LMSLondon Midland & Scottish Railway Third Open (TO), which was designed by Sir William StanierWilliam Stanier, Chief Mechanical Engineer (CME) of the London, Midland and Scottish Railway 1932-1944. Building of this class began in 1938, but the Second Word War delayed the production of later batches. The LMSLondon Midland & Scottish Railway Open Third carriage seats 56 passengers at tables either side of a central aisle.

Service

27270 was built in March 1946 at Wolverton as lot number 1402 to diagram number 1999.[1] It saw service with the LMSLondon Midland & Scottish Railway and later the BRBritish Rail or British Railways London Midland Region as M27220M[2].

Preservation

The SVRSevern Valley Railway’s three LMSLondon Midland & Scottish Railway Third Opens, 27218, 27220 and 27270, were all rescued intact from Didcot Yard in 1968, arriving on 28 August with other vehicles.[3] 27270 received a major rebuild in 1997/8. It is owned by SVR(H) and forms part of the LMS Maroon set (Set L).

See also

List of carriages

References

  1. Jenkinson & Essery (1977) p. 131.
  2. Longworth (2019) p.285.
  3. SVRSevern Valley Railway Stock Book Ninth Edition

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