LMSR/BR Exhibition Vans


Fourteen LMSR carriages were converted to Exhibition Vans by BR and all these are listed for completeness even though four had been condemned before 1972. In addition it is appropriate to include the two Exhibition Vans converted from Lancashire and Yorkshire Railway carriages as these survived into the 1970's.

Built: 1910 by Lancashire and Yorkshire Railway.Lot number: xxxxDiagram: 91(6513 / 105(6533)Total: 2

Converted from Lancashire & Yorkshire Railway Corridor Brake Thirds. Together with GWR Siphon G W1315W later DB975152 and GWR Siphon G W2771W later DB975153 these formed part of an exhibition train that was running around in the late 1960's. In the early 1970's the two Siphon G and M6533M later DB975154 formed an exhibition train promoting the West Coast Main Line Electrification north from Weaver Junction.

NumberWithdrawnDisposal
6513xxxxOriginally numbered 2389 by the L&Y, then 13244 by the LMSR. C. C. Crump, Connah Quay, cut 9/71.
6533xxxxOriginally numbered 604 by the L&Y, then 12160 by the LMSR. Transferred to Departmental service as Electrification Exhibition Train Van DB975152 in 1971. Disposed of for preservation from Ardwick Freight terminal to the East Lancashire Railway 4/76

Built: xxxxLot number: xxxxDiagram: xxxxTotal: 14

NumberWithdrawnDisposal
387361981Converted from BCK xxxx. Despatched to Marple & Gillott, Attercliffe, Sheffield, South Yorkshire 18/3/82.
387371973Converted from RTO (7690-7714). Despatched to Armytage & Sons, Sheepbridge, Chesterfield, Derbyshire arrived 3/12/73.
387381971Converted from TO (8076-8175). Despatched from St. Andrews Yard, Derby to Steelbreaking & Dismantling, Tapton, Chesterfield, Derbyshire 14/5/71.
387391971Converted from RTO (7715-7763/8880-8904). Despatched from St. Andrews Yard, Derby to Steelbreaking & Dismantling, Tapton, Chesterfield, Derbyshire 14/5/71.
38740xxxxConverted from RFO 7511. Preserved at Severn Valley Railway, arrived 29/7/69. At the time of acquisition by Severn Valley Railway it was in use with Gilt Edge Carpets, Kidderminster, numbered CTL1N.
387411981Converted from TO 9242. Broken up on site at Basingstoke by H. T. Cartwright, Tipton, West Midlands 5/83.
387421973Converted from TO 27234. Preserved at Strathspey Railway c1973. Overhauled at Derby Litchurch Lane Works prior to movement to Aviemore.
387431968Converted from RTO (9331-9430). Despatched from Derby Etches Park to Albert Loom, Spondon, Derby, Derbyshire 23/9/68.
387441982/3/4Converted from TO xxxx. Despatched to Berry, Leicester, Leicestershire 28/8/86.
387451981Converted from TO xxxx. Broken up on site at Basingstoke by H. T. Cartwright, Tipton, West Midlands 5/83.
387461978Converted from TO 27162. Preserved by Great Central Coach Group and moved to Buckinghamshire Railway Centre 16/8/1978.
387471980Converted from TO 27366. Despatched to Bird Group, Long Marston, Worcestershire 29/8/80.
387481981Converted from TO 27446. Despatched to Marple & Gilott, Attercliffe, Sheffield 18/3/82.
387491980Converted from TO xxxx. Despatched to Bird Group, Long Marston, Worcestershire 29/8/80.

Last updated: 27th January 2019