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Sleeper Third No. 623 (built by BR in 1952)

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

623 - 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 the underframe gear intended to provide spares for other carriages, and the compartments funded by a group of Bluebell volunteers, for use as overnight sleeping accommodation.


Type: Third Class Sleeping Car
Built: 1952 at Derby
Number: M623M
Passengers: 22 sleeping berths
Length: 65'
Weight: 42 Tons
Withdrawn: c1977
Preserved: 1977
To Bluebell: 15/6/1977
Photos of its current condition - interior (1 June 2019) and exterior (26 September 2020) - click on each photo for an enlargement.

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