BR Mark 1 Passenger Carrying – Open

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TypeNumberDisposal
FO3012Transferred to Departmental service as DB975862. Acquired from Barrow-in-Furness by a private owner and after a period of storage at Barrow-in-Furness moved to Mangapp’s Farm Railway Museum. Moved to South Midland Railway, Dunstable. Disposed of to EMR, Snailwell, Cambridgeshire, arrived 25/11/04, cut c12/04.
FO3014Transferred to Departmental service as DB975658. Preserved by a private owner and stored at Steamtown Railway Centre / West Coast Railway Company, Carnforth, then to Booth-Roe Metals, Rotherham, South Yorkshire, then to York South Sidings Up Yard. Broken into two halves and transported to C. F. Booth, Rotherham, South Yorkshire 11/06.
FO3016Transferred to Departmental stock as DB975650, later renumbered 6331, Preserved by a private owner and stored at Steamtown Railway Centre / West Coast Railway Company, Carnforth, Lancashire where broken up 4/04 by Harry Needle Railroad Company.
FO3043Preserved at Mid Hants Railway, arrived 25/4/77, then to The Sidings, Station Road, Witney, Oxfordshire for use as a restaurant (with BS 43161). Scrapped on site following a fire.
FO3049Transferred to Departmental Stock as ADB977389. Body scrapped by Easco, Sheffield on site at Immingham Railfreight Terminals, Immingham, North Lincolnshire. Chassis with bogies moved to Keighley & Worth Valley Railway. Subsequently scrapped c2013 by Ron Hull Junior, Rotherham on site or at Rotherham. Confirmation of where would be appreciated
FO3081Preserved at The Dart Valley Light Railway Company (Buckfastleigh-Totnes line) / South Devon Railway, arrived 10/72. Sold to Central Railways and moved to Pontypool & Blaenavon Railway, then to MoD Kineton for storage. Disposed of to J. T. Lanscapes, Caerwent, Monmouthshire, arrived 12/4/07, cut 12/07.
FO3084Preserved at The Dart Valley Light Railway Company (Buckfastleigh-Totnes line) / South Devon Railway. Broken up on site c1991.
FO3085Transferred to Departmental stock as TDB977491 (carried number TDB977492 in error). Acquired by Venice-Simplon Orient Express, Stewarts Lane, Battersea, London. Disposed of to C. F. Booth, Rotherham, cut 6/99.
FO3095Preserved at Great Central Railway, arrived 1987, moved to Nottingham Heritage Centre, then to Cambrian Railway Trust’ Llynclys 2005. Loaned to Churnet Valley Railway 2016 were it suffered fire damage. Believed to have been scrapped on site at the Churnet Valley Railway in c2019.
TSO3744Transferred to Internal User stock as 024784. Preserved at Nottingham Heritage Centre, Ruddington, Nottinghamshire. Broken up c1999.
TSO3759Used by Foster Yeomen Quarries at Isle of Grain Stone Terminal, Grain, Kent. Broken up on site c1995.
TSO3785Preserved at Severn Valley Railway, arrived 15/5/75, moved to Battlefield Steam Railway 10/79, broken up on site c05/02.
TSO3815Used by MoD at Marchwood numbered AD3305. Preserved at Avon Valley Railway 1989. Disposed of to J. T. Lanscapes, Caerwent, Monmouthshire, arrived 19/4/06, cut 11/06.
TSO3866Preserved at Delph Station, near Oldham, Greater Manchester. Broken up on site 2005.
TSO4054Preserved at Severn Valley Railway, arrived 25/3/77. Broken up on site 6/1989.
TSO4074Preserved at Swanage Railway. Moved to West Bay Station, near Bridport (with LSWR 728), both returned to Swanage Railway 8/01. Broken up on site by W&S Recycling, Poole, Dorset 1/05.
TSO4127Preserved at Strathspey Railway. Disposed of to MC Metal Processing, Glasgow, cut 6/94.
TSO4166Preserved at The Dart Valley Light Railway Company, Buckfastleigh, arrived 23/3/70. Transferred to Torbay & Dartmouth Line. Returned to Buckfastleigh-Totnes line. Broken up on site 1990.
TSO4205Preserved at The Dart Valley Light Railway Company (Torbay & Dartmouth Line). Moved to Buckfastleigh-Totnes line. Returned to Torbay & Dartmouth Line. Disposed of to Immingham Railfreight Terminal arriving 3/12/04, cut 9/05.
TSO4218Preserved at Dean Forest Railway, broken up c2001.
TSO4275Preserved at Torbay Steam Railway / Paignton & Dartmouth Railway, arrived 4/73. Body to Mortehoe & Woolacombe Station, Devon (with 4288, 4289 & 4317). Broken up on site by South West Metals, Exeter 12/06.
TSO4280Preserved at Keighley & Worth Valley Railway 1971. Moved to Scottish Railway Preservation Society, Falkirk Goods Shed. Broken up on site 1984.
TSO4288Preserved at Torbay Steam Railway / Paignton & Dartmouth Railway, arrived 4/73. Body to Mortehoe & Woolacombe Station, Devon (with 4275, 4289 & 4317). Broken up on site by South West Metals, Exeter, 12/06
TSO4289Preserved at Torbay Steam Railway / Paignton & Dartmouth Railway, arrived 4/73. Body to Mortehoe & Woolacombe Station, Devon (with 4275, 4288 & 4317). Broken up on site by South West Metals, Exeter, 12/06
TSO4317Preserved at Torbay Steam Railway / Paignton & Dartmouth Railway, arrived 4/73. Body to Mortehoe & Woolacombe Station, Devon (with 4275, 4288 & 4289). Broken up on site by South West Metals, Exeter, 12/06.
TSO4328Preserved at Steamtown Railway Centre Carnforth 1981. Used as a source of spares, part incorporated into Puffing Billy’s restaurant, Seaburn, broken up on site 3/2017.

BR Mark 1 TSO 4347 receiving attention in John Walker Square Stockton-on-Tees during the summer of 1975 when it was promoting the Stockton-Darlington Railway 1825-1975 celebrations.   Terry Bye

BR Mark 1 TSO 4347 residing in Preston Hall park, Preston-on-Tees near Egglescliffe on 13th June 1982. What then subsequently became of it?   Terry Bye

One of the highlights of the ‘Stockton-Darlington Railway 1825-1975’ celebrations was the appearance in John Walker Square, Stockton-on-Tees of BR Mark 1 TSO 4347 promoting the event. The carriage had been condemned in November 1973 and disposed of to T. J. Thomson, Stockton-On-Tees for scrap in April 1975. Apparently the carriage was then gifted to the Stockton-on-Tees Stockton & Darlington 150 Committee in the summer of 1975 by T. J. Thomson. Where it was spruced up is not known but it was photographed freshly painted in the bay platforms of Stockton-on-Tees station shortly before moving to John Walker Square in the town centre. Following the celebrations it has now been established that the carriage moved to Preston Hall Park, Preston-on-Tees, near Egglescliffe were it was still located in 1982. What then became of it still remains an unsolved conundrum although it is probable it was disposed of for scrap not long after the above picture was taken. Any further information about this carriage from 1975 would be greatly appreciated, particularly details about its fate.

TypeNumberDisposal
TSO4347Disposed of to T. J. Thomson, Stockton-On-Tees but not scrapped. Used to promote ‘Stockton-Darlington Railway 1825-1975’ celebrations during 1975. Displayed in John Walker Square Stockton-on-Tees (see picture above). After the celebrations it moved to Preston Hall park, Preston-on-Tees near Egglescliffe where it was still located in 1982 (see picture above). Any further information about what subsequently happened to this carriage would be welcomed.
TSO4425Preserved at North Yorkshire Moors Railway, broken up c2/06.

Mark 1 TSO 4427 saw use as a restaurant attached to the Leadburn Inn. It is pictured there on 11th May 2006 prior to being broken up, By this date the adjacent Inn had been demolished.   Peter Hall

The Leadburn Inn, Leadburn, Scottish Borders was an old drovers’ Inn situated at the junction of the A701, A703 and A6094 roads. The Inn was the venue for many Scottish Branch functions. During the early hours of the 12th November 2005 a motorist failed to negotiate the junction. The car crashed into the verandah of the inn and, tragically, the driver was killed. In the ensuing inferno the building was totally gutted and although the carriage survived, it suffered some damage. Fortunately, no one was in the Inn at the time. As a result the inn had to be demolished. The carriage being broken up when the site was cleared the following summer.

Type Number Disposal
TSO 4427 Used as a Restaurant at the Leadburn Inn, Leadburn, Scottish Borders, often frequented by the Scottish Branch of the RCTS. Broken up on site in 2006 when the severely damaged remains of the restaurant were demolished. The restaurant had caught fire in the early hours of 12th November 2005, following a road traffic accident on the adjacent cross roads, See the picture above and p.4. January 2006 RO.
TSO 4471 Used by Consett Industries as accommodation at the former Consett Steel Works site. Broken up on site 9/84.
SO 4481 Preserved at North Yorkshire Moors Railway, arrived 2/73. Blown up during the filming of a ‘Cook report’ television program in 1993. Remains broken up on site at Pickering 1993.
TSO 4534 Preserved at Midland Railway Centre. Broken up 4/97.
TSO 4555 Preserved at Keighley & Worth Valley Railway. Broken up on site at Ingrow 1983.
TSO 4615 Preserved at Nene Valley Railway 1983, numbered 5079 for filming purposes. Moved to North Norfolk Railway 2005, were broken up c11/06.
TSO 4624 Used at Camelot Theme Park, Charnock Richard, Lancashire (with 4874, 13102, 16020, 26045, 35497 & LMSR 26322). What then happened to this and the six others is a mystery although some or all may have moved to American Adventure Theme Park, Ilkeston, Derbyshire. Presumed now scrapped. Further clarification welcomed.
TSO 4672 Used at Platform Three Restaurant, Colwyn Bay. Broken up 2/00.
TSO 4712 Preserved at Mid Hants Railway, broken up 2010.
TSO 4874 Used at Camelot Theme Park, Charnock Richard, Lancashire (with 4624, 13102, 16020, 26045, 35497 & LMSR 26322). What then happened to this and the six others is a mystery although some or all may have moved to American Adventure Theme Park, Ilkeston, Derbyshire. Presumed now scrapped. Further clarification welcomed.
TSO 4913 Acquired for preservation and stored at Basford Hall Yard, Crewe. Moved to Crewe Heritage Centre, then to Nene Valley Railway, broken up following use in filming contract 8/95 (with 35454).
TSO 5038 Preserved at Gloucestershire-Warwickshire Railway, broken up 1/05.
TSO 5041 Preserved at Weardale Railway, broken up c1999
BSO 9256 Preserved at Torbay Steam Railway / Paignton & Dartmouth Railway, body scrapped and used as flat wagon, subsequently broken up on site c1993.
BSO 9362 Preserved at Strathspey Railway. Disposed of to M. C. Metals, St. Rolox, Glasgow were broken up 1/97.

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