LMSR/BR Steam Heating Generator Vans


Twenty of these conversions were made in the early 1960's. Their initial role was to provide train heating for steam heat only stock when being hauled by an ac electric locomotive. As more modern stock became available there usage on passenger trains diminished. Most though found further use as stationery pre-heaters at stations and in carriage sidings. Thirteen were listed in the 1972 edition of 'Coaching Stock of British Railways' with the other seven by then having been transferred to Departmental Stock. All twenty are included.

Built: xxxxLot number: xxxxDiagram: xxxxTotal: 20

NumberWithdrawnDisposal
444011972/73Used at St.Pancas in early 1970's. Transferred to Departmental Stock as ADM44401. Used at Aberdeen Clayhills Carriage Sidings. Withdrawn 1986. Scrapped on site at Thornton Yard by Berry, Leicester, Leicestershire 3/87
444021972/73Transferred to Departmental Stock as ADM44402. Used at Polmadie Carriage Sidings. Withdrawn 1988. Disposed of to D. Christie & Sons, Camlachie, Glasgow 11/89.
444031972/73Transferred to Departmental Stock as ADM44403. Used at ? Withdrawn ? Disposed of to Marple & Gillott, Attercliffe, Sheffield, South Yorkshire C12/81.
444041972/73Originally TO 5806, later 8000. Transferred to Departmental Stock as ADM44404. Withdrawn 1987. Used at Red Bank Carriage Sidings, Manchester. Preserved at East Lancashire Railway 8/88. Broken up on site c1995.
444051972/73Used at St.Pancras in early 1970's. Transferred to Departmental Stock as ADM44405. Used at Aberdeen Clayhills Carriage Sidings. Withdrawn 1986. Scrapped on site at Thornton Yard by Berry, Leicester 3/87.
444061972/73Originally TO 5825, later 8003. Transferred to Departmental Stock as ADM44406. Used at Carlisle Upperby Carriage Sidings. Withdrawn 1987. Disposed of to Ward Ferrous Metals, Barrow-in-Furness 8/88.
444071972/73Transferred to Departmental Stock as ADM44407. Used at ? Withdrawn ? Disposed of from Dewsnap Sidings, Guide Bridge to Marple & Gillott, Attercliffe, Sheffield, South Yorkshire c12/81.
444081972/73Originally TO 6039, later 8044. Transferred to Departmental Stock as ADM44408. Used at Red Bank Carriage Sidings, Manchester. Withdrawn 1986. Preserved at North Yorkshire Moors Railway, arrived 7/87.
44409xxxxTransferred to Departmental Stock as ADM395947. Western Region based. Used at Reading and Oxford. Transferred to Scottish Region and used at Inverness and Craigentinny. Disposed of from Craigentinny, Edinburgh 22/6/90 to M. C. Metals, Springburn, Glasgow, cut 6/90.
44410xxxxTransferred to Departmental Stock as ADM395938. LMR based. Disposed of from Chaddesden Yard, Derby to Berry, Leicester, Leicestershire 2/81.
44411xxxxTransferred to Departmental Stock as ADM395948 but number never carried. Western Region based. Disposed of from Whitemoor Yard, March to ?
444121972/73Originally TO 6035, later 8040. Transferred to Departmental Stock as ADM44412. Used at ? Disposed of to Mayer Newman, Snailwell, Cambridgeshire 7/94.
444131972/73Transferred to Departmental Stock as ADM44413. Used at ? Disposed of from Dewsnap Sidings, Guide Bridge to Marple & Gillott, Attercliffe, Sheffield, South Yorkshire 12/81.
444141972/73Originally TO 5939, later 8023. Transferred to Departmental Stock as ADM44414. Used at Downhill Carriage Sidings, Liverpool. Preserved at East Lancashire Railway 3/90. Broken up on site c1995.
44415xxxxTransferred to Departmental Stock as ADM395939. LMR based. Disposed of from York to Berry, Leicester, Leicestershire 3/82.
444161972/73Used at St.Pancras in early 1970's. Transferred to Departmental Stock as ADM44416. Used at ? Disposed of to Bird Group, Long Marston, Worcestershire c11/9/80.
44417xxxxTransferred to Departmental Stock as ADM395949. Western Region based and saw use at Worcester and Old Oak Common. Also used in connection with Royal Trains on the Western Region. Disposed of from Reading to C. F. Booth, Rotherham, South Yorkshire 6/81.
44418xxxxTransferred to Departmental Stock as ADM395940. LMR based. Disposed of from Tyseley to A. King & Son, Snailwell, Cambridgeshire, cut 7/80.
444191972/73Transferred to Departmental Stock as ADM44419. Used at ? Last seen at Derby Litchurch Lane Works 16/8/75. Presumed disposed of for scrap soon after.
44420xxxxTransferred to Departmental Stock as ADM395950. Western Region based and saw use at Cardiff. Disposed of from Cardiff to C. F. Booth, Rotherham, South Yorkshire 8/83.

Last updated: 27th January 2019