LMS 26986 Brake Third Corridor
LMSLondon Midland & Scottish Railway Brake Third Corridor (BTK) 26880 is an example of the port-hole stock designed by StanierWilliam Stanier, Chief Mechanical Engineer (CME) of the London, Midland and Scottish Railway 1932-1944 before the War but implemented by his successors C E FairburnCharles Edward Fairburn, Chief Mechanical Engineer (CME) of the London, Midland and Scottish Railway 1944-1945 and H G IvattHenry George Ivatt, Chief Mechanical Engineer (CME) of the London, Midland and Scottish Railway 1946-1948. CME of BR (London Midland Region) 1948-1951. It was built in 1951 by BRBritish Rail or British Railways at Wolverton as lot number 1506 to diagram number 2161. Unlike the Corridor Composite version, the Brake Third Corridor continued the use of timber framing with steel top, bottom and corner members. The livery when new in service was BRBritish Rail or British Railways Crimson and Cream.
26986 arrived on the SVRSevern Valley Railway from Worcester in September 1971, having been privately purchased. After refurbishment, it was one of the three SVRSevern Valley Railway carriages which attended the Rail 150 celebrations at Shildon in 1975, travelling there behind 8233 and 43106. It is the only one of the three carriages still based at the SVRSevern Valley Railway.
26986 forms part of Set L, the LMSLondon Midland & Scottish Railway Maroon set, notwithstanding that it was not built until after nationalisation.
Railway Heritage Register Carriage Survey
SVRSevern Valley Railway Stock Book Eighth Edition
SVRSevern Valley Railway News 37