BR 25771 Corridor Second

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BRBritish Rail or British Railways 25771 Corridor Second
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BRBritish Rail or British Railways Corridor Second 25771
Built By BRBritish Rail or British Railways Derby
Status In service
Number 25771
Other numbers M25771, 18771
Built 1961
Diagram 146
Lot 30685
Type SK
Seats 48
1986 Entered preservation
2015 Overhauled and repainted


The BRBritish Rail or British Railways Mark 1 Corridor Second (SK) was the most prolific of the Mark 1 passenger stock, with more than 2,200 built. Those in the Western and Southern regions seated eight per compartment, while those on Midland and Eastern routes seated six per compartment. Early examples featured veneered walls, while later batches used formica laminates.

25771 in service

25771 was built at Derby in 1961 to diagram number 146 of lot number 30685.[1] The SKs were an early candidate for withdrawal, being replaced by Mark 2 Open, HST sets and Networker Turbo units.[2][3]

25771 in preservation

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 BR Maroon running set.

It spent some time in Kidderminster Carriage Works, having been photographed there in 2007 for the Railway Heritage Register Carriage Survey.

In 2015 25771 was thoroughly overhauled at Kidderminster Carriage Works, having been photographed there in in May 2015 on Facebook, 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 For the present its primary function is to replace vehicles from Set N that are withdrawn in turn for overhaul, but once that programme is completed this very useful carriage is certain quickly to find other work.

See also


  1. Railway Heritage Register Carriage Survey
  2. SVRSevern Valley Railway Stock Book 9th edition
  3. SVRSevern Valley Railway Charitable Trust