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Sleeper Third No. 603 (built by BR in 1951)

For Sale - please email Richard Salmon, < blog @ bluebell-railway . co . uk >
for more information.

603 - Richard Salmon - July 2000

The carriage as repainted into LMS colours
(Richard Salmon - July 2000)

This LMS designed coach was actually built by British Railways shortly after nationalisation. It has eleven third-class compartments, each with two bunk berths, and an attendant's room. It was used on the West Coast Main Line sleeper services out of Euston, until reducing demand led to their withdrawal.

It was purchased by the railway, with funding from a group of Bluebell volunteers for use as overnight sleeping accommodation, having previously been preserved at Steamtown, Carnforth.


Type: Third Class Sleeping Car
Built: 1951 at Derby
Number: M603M
Passengers: 22 sleeping berths
Length: 65'
Weight: 42 Tons
Withdrawn: c1977
Preserved: c1977
To Bluebell: 22/5/1982
Photos of its current condition (26 September 2020) - click on each photo for an enlargement.

623 and 603 - Richard Salmon - 26 September 2020 603 - Richard Salmon - 26 September 2020 603 - Richard Salmon - 26 September 2020 603 - Richard Salmon - 26 September 2020 603 - Richard Salmon - 26 September 2020 603 - Richard Salmon - 26 September 2020

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