Official Launch of LMS 7828

On 29th March 2016, LMS Period 1 Third Open, 7828, was officially launched into service. Owned by the National Railway Museum and restored by the LMS Carriage Association, the carriage will now form part of Peak Rail’s service train.

This video covers the event, including the speeches that were given as well as views from the interior as afternoon tea is served.

 

 

 

 

Carriage Preservation Roundup: Q3 2013

A roundup of online restoration news from the world of carriage preservation.

Welcome to the 3rd edition of this quarterly summary of carriage and wagon restoration news. Thank you to those who contacted me from the 1st and 2nd editions. If I have missed any groups out or if you have any information to add please do let me know, either by leaving a comment below or email website [at] lmsca.org.uk

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Bluebell Railway Carriage & wagon works news — GWR open wagon 87782

Isle of Wight Steam Railway

LMSCA

LNERCA

Mid Hants Railway

National Railway Museum

Railway Vehicle PreservationsNews — LNER TTO 23981, LNER Buffet Car 24278, LNER TPO Stowage Van 70268, shed appeal.

Scottish Railway Preservation SocietyRebuilding Gresley TK 10021 – Chapter 7

Severn Valley Railway Charitable TrustRestoration news — LNER Pigeon Van 70759, LNER TTOs 43600 & 52255.

West Somerset RailwayW233W, and work on W233W.

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Carriage Preservation Roundup: Q2 2013

A roundup of online restoration news from the world of carriage preservation.

Welcome to the (slightly late) 2nd edition of this quarterly summary of carriage and wagon restoration news. Thank you to those who contacted me from the first edition. If I have missed any groups out please do let me know, either by leaving a comment below or email website [at] lmsca.org.uk

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Bluebell Railway Carriage & wagon works newsGWR 87782 open wagon (May 2013).

Isle of Wight Steam RailwayCarriage & Wagon News – April 2013 — LBSCR 8-Compartment Third 2403, SECR 4-compartment Brake Third 4149, LBSCR 3-compartment brake third 4115, LBSCR Car truck 60579, LBSCR 10 ton goods van 3713, other news including the Changing Trains building.

LMSCA — LMS 7828 Vestibule Third — Ceiling, Ceiling Beading, Ceiling and Torpedo Ventilators, 7828 Gets Heavier.

LMSCA — LMS 27162 — 6th May, 20th May, 10th June.

LNERCA — 1623 — 7th April, 11th April, 27th May, 12th June, 25th June.

NSR Rolling Stock Restoration Trust — NSR 127 — News update May 2013

RVPNews — Shed project.

Scottish Railway Preservation SocietyRebuilding Gresley TK 10021 – Chapter 6

Severn Valley Railway Charitable TrustRestoration news — BR 4509, LMS Stove R 2886.

West Somerset RailwayAutocoach 169 news.

And finally, something from the world of records preservation, a few (LMS themed) gems from the NRM —

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Carriage Preservation Roundup: Q1 2013

A roundup of online restoration news from the world of carriage preservation.

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Bluebell Railway Carriage & wagon works newsGWR 87782 open wagon.

Gwili Vintage Carriage Group26 Mar — Taff Vale No 28 Project.

Isle of Wight Steam RailwayCarriage & Wagon News January 2013 — LBSCR 8-Compartment Third 2403, LBSCR 3-compartment brake third 4115, LBSCR Car Truck 60579.

LMSCA — LMS 7828 Vestibule Third — Ceiling week 1, Ceiling week midweek report, Carriage restorers resort to magic mushrooms, Ceiling week end of week, Above and below.

LMSCA — An atmospheric shot at Rowsley carriage shed.

LNERCA — 1623 — Flooring, First seat, 22Feb, For comparison, Treadplate and TreadmasterMore seats fitted.

Mid Hants Railway — Bulleid 4211 — 15 Jan, 31 Jan.

RVPNews — TPO updates, TTO 23981, Carriage shed news & appeal

Severn Valley Railway Charitable TrustRestoration news — LMS 2300, LMS 2886, BR 4509, LNER 7960, LNER 43600.

Vintage Carriages TrustNewsMetropolitan Railway Nine Compartment Third No. 465.

West Somerset RailwayAutocoach 169 news.

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If I have missed any off please leave a comment below including any relevant links, or contact the webmaster. I will endeavour to include updates from these groups and railways in any future updates, which I intend do do on a quarterly basis during 2013.

13th Carriage Restorers’ Convention

October 2012 saw the return of the Bluebell Railway Carriage & Wagon department as host to the 13th Carriage Restorers’ Convention. This has become an annual event where rolling stock groups and owners from Heritage Railways across the country congregate to share skills and ideas, and to partake in the ever important networking and catching up with one another.

Delegates arrive at the Bluebell’s impressive Carriage Workshop at Horsted Keynes

Demonstrations this year included resin casting of reproduction carriage and wagon plates, construction of replacement droplight frames, and testing the dynamos that generate electricity for power such as carriage lighting.

Detail of mortice and tenon used in droplight window frame construction
Adhesive, sealant and battery powered sealant gun used in droplight window frame construction
Dynamo test rig
Dynamo test rig and regulator

Opportunities were also taken to tour the carriage & wagon restoration and storage facilities, and the Bluebell line.

A view of the new 3-road (A, B & C) carriage shed at Sheffield Park
SECR 16358 receives a welcome coat of paint (Bluebell page)
A train about to depart from Horsted Keynes
Southern Railway Maunsell Carriage 6686 about to depart from Horsted Keynes (Bluebell link)
And finally, to bring a bit of an LMS theme, London & North Western Railway Observation Car 1503 inside the carriage shed at Sheffield Park (Bluebell link)