BR 25771 Corridor Second
|BRBritish Rail or British Railways 25771 Corridor Second|
BRBritish Rail or British Railways Corridor Second 25771 (Gareth Price)
|Built By||BRBritish Rail or British Railways Derby|
|Other numbers||M25771, 18771|
BRBritish Rail or British Railways Mark 1 Corridor Second (SK) 25771 was built at Derby in 1961 to diagram number 146 of lot number 30685.
25771 arrived on the SVRSevern Valley Railway in September 1986 from London’s Old Oak Common, courtesy of the 75069 Fund. It was formerly part of the BRBritish Rail or British Railways Maroon running set but has spent some time in Kidderminster Carriage Works, having been photographed there in 2007 for the Railway Heritage Register Carriage Survey and in May 2015 on Facebook.
In 2015 25771 was thoroughly overhauled at Kidderminster Carriage works and outshopped in a later variant of BRBritish Rail or British Railways maroon livery-with maroon ends. Appropriately the interior is typical of latter day Mk 1, being clad with light grey patterned Formica. For the present its primary function is to replace vehicles from Set N that are withdrawn in turn for overhaul, but once that programme is completed this very useful carriage is certain to quickly find other work.
- SVRSevern Valley Railway Stock Book 9th edition
- SVRSevern Valley Railway Charitable Trust
- Railway Heritage Register Carriage Survey
- 25771 on vintagecarriagestrust.org
- Photos from Richard Herington's post
- Photos from Sharpo's World 2002 and 2005