One of 10 nominations, and the only carriage, 27001 has been nominated for this year’s Steam Railway Award.
Originally built in 1950 to LMS diagram 2161 as a corridor third brake carriage, 27001 has been exquisitely restored as a vestibule third brake carriage with disabled access. We hope you will agree that this is a worthy candidate and encourage you to vote for the LMSCA.
Cast your vote by 28th Jan at THE STEAM RAILWAY AWARD.
Two tasks were progressed today on the Brake Third.
Much grinding, hammering and chiselling was applied to one of the vertical frame supports, which needs to be removed in order to facilitate the wider window reveal, for the proposed extra seating bay.
This was the second day of work on this item, and finally the weld attaching the metal socket to the cantrail gave up. The resultant piece of hardwood will be re-used as the window sill frame.
Also, following recent welding work on the brake end panelling, primer and undercoat have been applied to this.
We await further bolting & welding to attach the steel corner plates to the outside of this panelling.