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Quainton News Archive - Quainton News No. 27 - Spring 1976

Passenger Rolling Stock News

As a fitting conclusion to an eventful year the Society has purchased its first BR Mk I coach. It is a corridor composite (CK), M15319, which was built at Derby in 1951, Lot 30033. It has recently been moved from Cricklewood to Aylesbury. M15319 has four first class and three second class compartments giving 24 seats in each class. It has B1 bogies, dual heating and vacuum brakes. The coach is the first of, we hope, a rake of four to be obtained for main line use.

A unique LNWR six-wheeled full brake has also been purchased. It is OM 279982 which was built at Wolverton in 1891 and was used on express passenger trains in the 1890's. These vans carried passenger coaching stock livery. The vehicle is probably the oldest LNWR van or carriage preserved outside the National collection.

There is likely to be an opportunity to buy a 2nd Class, BR (LMS) Sleeping Car, one of a batch of 25 eight-wheeled coaches built in 1951, Nos. 600-24. Members interested in a £110 share for a compartment should write to John Parsons, the C & W Committee Chairman.

The text in this Quainton Railway Society publication was written in 1976 and so does not reflect events in the 39+ years since publication. The text and photographs are repeated verbatim from the original publication, with only a few minor grammar changes but some clarifying notes are added if deemed necessary. The photos from the original publication are provided as scans in this internet version of this long out of print publication.

Passenger Rolling Stock News - Quainton News No. 27 - Spring 1976

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