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British Railways Standard Steam Stock (Mk.1)
Corridor Second (SK) No.25871 - (built in 1962)


BR Mk.1 SK 25871

The former SK No.25871, now the Carriage Shop at Horsted Keynes (Richard Salmon)

Built as an SK (Corridor Second), it was one of twelve coaches modified in 1989 to form the "Travelling College" train, which, it was intended, should carry parties of school-children around the country on educational tours. The venture was commercially unsuccessful, and the Bluebell subsequently bought all twelve vehicles. Having been converted into a dormitory, it was stripped of the bunk-beds which were fitted to it, and has since been used as our "Carriage Shop" at Horsted Keynes.
Carriage shop exterior - Chris Wilson Type: SK (Corridor Second), Diagram 146
Built: 1962, at Derby (Lot 685)
Rebuilt: as Domitory, 1989, at Cardiff
Original No: M25871
Other Nos: TCL 99161
Seating: Originally 48 2nd class
Body Length: 64' 6"
Weight: 37 Tons, 43 Tons as rebuilt
Withdrawn: 1988 and 1992
Preserved: 1993
To Bluebell: 21/12/1993

Photo, right: Chris Wilson

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