LMS 2886 Six-wheel Passenger Brake (later 32919)

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LMSLondon Midland & Scottish Railway 2886 Six-wheel Passenger Brake (later 32919)
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LMSLondon Midland & Scottish Railway Six-wheel Passenger Brake 2886
Built By LMSLondon Midland & Scottish Railway Wolverton
Status Operational
Number 2886
Other numbers M32919M
Built 1932
Designed By StanierWilliam Stanier, Chief Mechanical Engineer (CME) of the London, Midland and Scottish Railway 1932-1944
Diagram 1796
Lot 664
Type CR, BGZ
Length 31ft
Weight 17t 3cwt
Seats none
1970 First preserved
1972 Moved to the SVRSevern Valley Railway
1976 Withdrawn for repairs
2008 Ownership by the SVRSevern Valley Railway Rolling Stock Trust
2010 PRISM grant


LMSLondon Midland & Scottish Railway Six-wheel Passenger Brake (BGZ) 2886 was an early StanierWilliam Stanier, Chief Mechanical Engineer (CME) of the London, Midland and Scottish Railway 1932-1944 design and was built in 1932 at Wolverton to Diagram 1796 in Lot no. 664. In the 1940s these coaches were equipped with stoves and became nicknamed ‘Stove Rs’. [1] The coach was later numbered 32919.


2886 was first purchased for preservation in 1970 and based on the Dart Valley Railway. Numbered 32919, it arrived on the SVRSevern Valley Railway on 2 May 1972 in restored condition.[2] In 1973 it travelled by rail with 45110 and two other carriages to an open day British Rail Engineering's Derby Litchurch Lane Carriage Works,[3], otherwise serving as a temporary bar car until 1976, when the then owner started much needed panel repairs which unfortunately were never completed.

By 1998 it was in use as a Tool Van by the The 4150 Fund. In 2002 ownership passed to another member the carriage was moved to Bridgnorth and stored under a tarpaulin north of station where the new owner wished to restore it once 26880 was completed.[4] By 2006 little progress had been made apart from refurbishing some small components[5] and some repanelling having taken place.[6][7].

In 2008 ownership passed to the Severn Valley Railway Rolling Stock Trust, now the SVRSevern Valley Railway Charitable Trust.[8] Overhaul restarted prior to 2010, with an intention for the vehicle to become a reception vehicle for dining trains. In 2010 the Trust reported a Preservation of Industrial and Scientific Material (PRISM) Fund award of £9,251, which covered the materials for the rebuilt bodyshell in the first year of the build.[9] The extensive rebuild has included parts from now-demolished body of 33002 at Didcot. It was photographed in March 2015 undergoing an overhaul at Bridgnorth and, with the internal work done, it was moved to Kidderminster carriage works on 20 February 2016 for mechanical work and completion of the exterior painting. By August 2018 it was being lined out.

In November 2018 the Charitable Trust announced it would host a mobile exhibition as part of the interpretation element of the funding bid for repairs to Falling Sands Viaduct.[10] In April 2019 the coach appeared on public display for the first time at the Open House Weekend.

See also


SVRSevern Valley Railway News Spring 2015 - Bridgnorth Carriage Notes.

  1. Jenkinson & Essery (1977) pp. 171, 174
  2. SVRSevern Valley Railway News 24
  3. SVRSevern Valley Railway News 29
  4. SVRSevern Valley Railway News 141
  5. SVRSevern Valley Railway News 148
  6. SVRSevern Valley Railway Stock Book Ninth Edition
  7. Railway Heritage Register Carriage Survey
  8. SVRSevern Valley Railway News 161
  9. [1] PRISM Fund Annual Report 2009-2010
  10. SVRSevern Valley Railway News 204