LMSR/BR Period III Sleeping Cars

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The 1972 edition of ‘The Coaching Stock of British Railways’ listed twenty-nine of the post-war LMSR Period III Sleeping Cars in stock. A total of fifty, twenty-five of each class had been built. The remaining First Class Cars were taken out of use soon after whilst a number of the Second Class Cars continued to be used for several more years. All fifty cars built are listed.

SLEEPER FIRST

Built: 1951Lot number: 1570Diagram: 2166Total: 5

Six-wheel bogies

NumberWithdrawnDisposal
3781971Transferred to Departmental Stock as Civil Engineers Construction Department Dormitory Coach DB975181. Preserved by North Yorkshire Moors Railway, arrived 12/79. Moved to Churnet Valley Railway 2/01, then to Pontypool & Blaenavon Railway 9/06.
3791971Transferred to Departmental Stock as Civil Engineers Construction Department Dormitory Coach DB975182. Preserved at East Anglian Railway Museum 12/79. Moved to Bere Ferrers Station Museum 09/00.
3801971Transferred to Departmental Stock as Civil Engineers Construction Department Dormitory Coach DB975183. Preserved at Great Central Railway 12/82. Moved to the Old Railway Station, Hawsker, near Whitby, North Yorkshire, then to the Lincolnshire Wolds Railway 6/06.
3811971Transferred to Departmental Stock as Civil Engineers Construction Department Dormitory Coach DB975184. Preserved at Mid Hants Railway 12/83. Disposed of to Knights Rail Services, Eastleigh Works for asbestos removal and scrapping 3/10, cut 4/10.
3821971J. MacWiliam, Shettleston, Glasgow p6/72.
Built: 1951-1952Lot number: 1584Diagram: 2166Total: 20

Six wheel bogies

NumberWithdrawnDisposal
3831971Transferred to Departmental Stock as Civil Engineers Department Dormitory Coach DB975185. A. King & Sons, Snailwell, Cambridgeshire arrived 7/7/75, cut 8/75.
3841971Transferred to Departmental Stock as Civil Engineers Department Dormitory Coach DB975187. G. Cohen, Morriston, Swansea, cut 7/74.
3851971Transferred to Departmental Stock as Civil Engineers Department Dormitory Coach DB975186. A. King & Sons, Snailwell, Cambridgeshire arrive 7/7/75, cut 8/75.
3861971Despatched from Wolverton Works to Armytage & Sons, Sheepbridge, Chesterfield, Derbyshire 9/8/72, arrived 17/8/72.
3871973Dispatched from Old Oak Common to T. W. Ward, Beighton, Sheffield, South Yorkshire 22/02/73.
3881972Dispatched from Old Oak Common to Morriston, Swansea 12/72 Did it then go into the Bird Group or G. Cohen yard for scrapping?
3891971Intended to be converted to Civil Engineers Department Dormitory Coach DB975189 but conversion cancelled. Dispatched from Wolverton Works to G. Cohen, Cransley, Kettering, Northamptonshire 30/10/73 arriving 2/11/73, cut 1974.
3901973Dispatched from Old Oak Common to T. W. Ward, Beighton, Sheffield, South Yorkshire 22/2/73.
3911971Intended to be converted to Civil Engineers Department Dormitory Coach DB975190 but conversion cancelled. Despatched from Wolverton Works to G. Cohen, Cransley, Kettering, Northamptonshire 30/10/73, arrived 2/11/73, cut 1974.
3921971Despatched from Wolverton Works to Armytage & Sons, Sheepbridge, Chesterfield, Derbyshire 9/8/72, arrived 17/8/72.
3931971Despatched from Wolverton Works to Armytage & Sons, Sheepbridge, Chesterfield, Derbyshire 24/8/72, arrived 27/9/72.
3941972Preserved at the Strathspey Railway. Moved to Ecclesbourne Valley Railway 2014.
3951971Preserved at Steamtown Railway Centre / West Coast Railway Company, Carnforth, Lancashire.
3961971Despatched from Wolverton Works to Armytage & Sons, Sheepbridge, Chesterfield, Derbyshire 9/8/72, arrived 17/8/72.
3971966Broken up at / Disposed of from Bletchley p2/67.
3981971Transferred to Departmental Stock as Civil Engineers Department Dormitory Coach DB975188. Preserved at Bluebell Railway, arrived 20/8/74.
3991971Despatched by road 7/74 from Wolverton Works to W. Goodman, New Bradwell, near Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire.
4001972Disposed of from Willesden to G. Cohen, Cransley, near Kettering, Northamptonshire 16/3/73, arrived 21/3/73.
4011972Disposed of from Willesden to G. Cohen, Cransley, near Kettering, Northamptonshire 16/3/73, arrived 21/3/73.
4021972Disposed of from Willesden to G. Cohen, Cransley, near Kettering, Northamptonshire 16/3/73, arrived 21/3/73.

SLEEPER THIRD

Lot number: 1574Diagram: 2169Total: 10
NumberWithdrawnDisposal
6001965xxxx
6011976/77Disposed of from Warrington to A. King & Sons, Snailwell, Cambridgeshire 11/80.
6021976/77Transferred to Departmental Stock as Civil Engineers Department Dormitory Coach ADB975578 based at Perth. A. King & Sons, Snailwell, Cambridgeshire, cut 11/81.
6031974/75Preserved at Steamtown Railway Centre, Carnforth, Lancashire. Moved to the Bluebell Railway, arriving 22/5/82.
6041976/77Transferred to Departmental Stock as Civil Engineers Department Dormitory Coach ADB975579 based at Perth. A. King & Sons, Snailwell, Cambridgeshire, cut 12/82.
6051967Disposed of at /from Wolverton Works 6/68
6061976/77A. King & Sons, Snailwell, Cambridgeshire 11/81
6071976/77Disposed of from Bletchley to Berry, Leicester, Leicestershire 5/80
6081976/77Transferred to Departmental Stock as Civil Engineers Department Dormitory Coach DB975585 based at Irvine. A. King, Snailwell, Cambridgeshire, cut 3/82.
6091976/77Disposed of from Ely to A. King & Sons, Snailwell, Cambridgeshire 2/80.
Built: 1952Lot number: 1628Diagram: 2169Total: 15
NumberWithdrawnDisposal
6101967Disposed of at /from Wolverton Works 8/68
6111976/77Transferred to Departmental Stock as Civil Engineers Department Dormitory Coach DB975580 based at Perth. A. King & Sons, Snailwell, Cambridgeshire, cut 11/81.
6121974/75Preserved at Midland Railway Centre, arrived 18/4/77, broken up c2010.
6131976/77Transferred to Departmental Stock as Civil Engineers Department Dormitory Coach DB975581. Mayer Newman, Snailwell, Cambridgeshire, cut 4/87.
6141976/77Transferred to Departmental Stock as S&T Dormitory Coach ADB975571 based at Bedford. Berry, Leicester, Leicestershire, cut 1/86.
6151974/75Preserved at West Somerset Railway. Disposed of to MC Metal Processing, Glasgow, cut 1992.
6161976/77Disposed of from Edge Hill, Liverpool c30/4/82 to A. King & Sons, Snailwell, Cambridgeshire, cut 6/82.
6171976/77Despatched to Bird Group, Long Marston, Worcestershire but not accepted. Preserved at Dean Forest Railway. Moved to Swindon & Cricklade Railway.
6181976/77Transferred to Departmental Stock as Civil Engineers Department Dormitory Coach DB975582 based at Perth. A. King & Sons, Snailwell, Cambridgeshire, cut 11/81.
6191976/77Despatched to Bird Group, Long Marston, Worcestershire but not accepted. Despatched from Worcester to A. King & Sons, Snailwell, Cambridgeshire 10/80
6201976/77Transferred to Departmental Stock as Civil Engineers Department Dormitory Coach DB975583. Mayer Newman, Snailwell, Cambridgeshire, cut 4/87.
6211974/75Preserved at Strathspey Railway. Moved to Ecclesbourne Valley Railway 2014.
6221974/75Preserved at Bo’ness & Kinneil Railway, broken up c2006.
6231974/75Preserved at Bluebell Railway, arrived 15/6/77.
6241976/77Preserved at Didcot Railway Centre. Moved to Victoria Coal Yard, Norwich, Norfolk 16/9/77, then to North Norfolk Railway 12/78, believed to have been broken up on site at Weybourne.