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Type Number Disposal
FK 13043 Preserved at North Yorkshire Moors Railway, arrived 11/72, moved to BR Standard Coach Group and stored at MoD Bicester, then at Long Marston Aerodrome, Warwickshire, then to Great Central Railway where broken up 4/11.
FK 13085 Used at Army Dogs Training School, Welby Lane Camp, Melton Mowbray, Leicestershire, broken up on site 2/11.
FK 13092 Preserved at Northampton & Lamport Railway, then to Eden Valley Railway, Warcop, Cumbria, broken up 3/06.
FK 13102 Preserved at North Yorkshire Moors Railway, arrived 11/72. Moved to Camelot Theme Park, Charnock Richard, Lancashire (with 4624, 4874, 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.
FK 13125 Preserved at Battlefield Steam Railway, then to Nottingham Heritage Centre, Ruddington, Nottinghamshire. Disposed of to C. F. Booth, Rotherham, South Yorkshire, arrived 29/8/09, cut 1/10.
FK 13314 Preserved at Bluebell Railway, then to East Somerset Railway. Disposed of to C. F. Booth, Rotherham, cut 6/99.
FK 13316 Preserved at Swindon & Cricklade Railway. Disposed of to C. F. Booth, Rotherham, cut 4/16.
FK 13322 Disposed of to William Smith (Wakefield, a coal merchant and haulier, and stored at Horbury Bridge Coal Yard for eventual preservation (with 13334, 25241 & LMS 6840 and possibly others). Following vandalism broken up c11/83.
FK 13331 Preserved at Churnet Valley Railway, broken up 2014 by Philpott Demolition & Recycling, Long Stratton, Norfolk.
FK 13333 Preserved at East Lancashire Railway, broken up on site by Garratt’s Metals, Nantwich, Cheshire 3/07.
FK 13334 Disposed of to William Smith (Wakefield, a coal merchant and haulier, and stored at Horbury Bridge Coal Yard for eventual preservation (with 13322, 25241 & LMS 6840 and possibly others). Following vandalism broken up c11/83.
FK 13335 Preserved at Churnet Valley Railway, broken up 2/06.
FK(XP64) 13407 Preserved at Dean Forest Railway, Disposed of to C. F. Booth, Rotherham, South Yorkshire, arrived 15/11/12, cut 2/13.
CK 15055 Exported in 1971 along with SK 24199 & SK 24551, to the Boyne City Railroad, Michigan, U.S.A. All three then moved to the Tennessee Valley Railroad Chattanooga, Tennessee. c1988 CK 15055 was acquired by Reggie Howell and moved firstly to Hopkinsville, Kentucky and then in 1990 to Jeffersonville, Kentucky were it was severly damaged by fire in 1998. The remains were scrapped during Summer 2020. SK 24199 & SK 24551 moved to the Harrods Creek & Westport Railway, Lousiville, Kentucky, CK 15055 didn't.
CK 15096 Preserved at Great Central Railway, then to Gloucestershire-Warwickshire Railway c1986, broken up 11/99.
CK 15296 Transferred to Departmental Stock as DB975288. Preserved at Nene Valley Railway 1974, then to Great Central Railway 1979, broken up 1986.
CK 15319 Preserved at Buckinghamshire Railway Centre, broken up on site 4/08.
CK 15447 Preserved at Avon Valley Railway arriving 1976, broken up on site c1988.
CK 15514 Preserved at Nene Valley Railway 1975, moved to Great Central Railway 1979, broken up 9/87,
CK 15553 Preserved at Severn Valley Railway, arrived 16/3/74, broken up 6/82.
CK 15565 Preserved by Great Western Society at Didcot Railway Centre. Disposed of to C. F. Booth, Rotherham, cut 12/98.
CK 15577 Preserved by Great Western Society at Didcot Railway Centre. Disposed of to C. F. Booth, Rotherham, cut 12/98.
CK 15611 Preserved at Great Central Railway, broken up 3/99,
CK 15673 Renumbered 7673. Preserved at Swanage Railway, broken up on site by W&S Recycling, Poole, Dorset 1/05.
CK 15688 Preserved by North Yorkshire Moors Railway and stored at BSC Roundwood Works site, Rotherham. Subsequent disposal not known.
CK 15798 Preserved at Mid Hants Railway, arrived 19/10/76, broken up c1994.
CK 15829 Acquired by H. P. Bulmer for use in ‘The Bulmers Cider Pullman Train’ (plated number BLM99205). Transferred into the ownership of Steam in Hereford and used in their mainline set (plated number SHL99851)and on internal shuttle workings at the associated Bulmers Railway Centre. Then to Dean Forest Railway, then to Gwili Railway were broken up 2/11.
CK 15916 Renumbered 7916. Preserved at East Lancashire Railway. Disposed of to C. F. Booth, Rotherham, cut 4/05.
CK 15989 Transferred to Departmental stock as DB977056. Preserved at Gloucestershire-Warwickshire Railway. Moved to Heanor Haulage, Langley Mill, Derbyshire where broken up by C. F. Booth, Rotherham, South Yorkshire c1/10.
CK 16019 Preserved at Mid Hants Railway (incorrectly numbered 16012), moved to Bodmin Steam Railway, broken up 5/10.
CK 16020 Used at Camelot Theme Park, Charnock Richard, Lancashire (with 4624, 4874, 13102, 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.
CK 16065 Preserved at Bodmin Steam Railway, broken up 1995.
CK 16068 Preserved at Weardale Railway. Disposed of to International Waste Metals, Shildon 7/10.
CK 16158 Renumbered 7158. Used at Wentloog Industrial Estate, Cardiff. Disposed of to Sims Metal Management, Newport, cut 2/14.
CK 16166 Renumbered 7166. Preserved at Gloucestershire-Warwickshire Railway. Disposed of to C. F. Booth, Rotherham, South Yorkshire, arrived 18/7/07, cut 7/07.
CK 16172 Renumbered 7172. Used at Wentloog Industrial Estate, Cardiff. Disposed of to Sims Metal Management, Newport, cut 10/05.
CK 16188 Renumbered 7188. Used at Wentloog Industrial Estate, Cardiff. Disposed of to Sims Metal Management, Cardiff, arrived 29/3/05, cut c8/05.
CK 16212 Renumbered 7212. Used at Wentloog Industrial Estate, Cardiff. Disposed of to European Metal Recycling, Kingsbury arrived 17/10/165, cut c10/16.
BCK 21077 Preserved at Mid Hants Railway, arrived 18/10/76. Disposed of to Marple & Gillot, Attercliffe, Sheffield, cut 9/84.
BCK 21173 Preserved at Swansea Vale Railway 1981. Broken up on site following arson attack c1990
BCK 21247 Preserved at Dean Forest Railway. Disposed of for presumably scrap c2014
BCK 21265 Preserved at Steamtown Railway Centre/West Coast Railway Company, Carnforth, Lancashire. Disposed of to Sims Metal Management, Beeston, Nottingham, arrived 8/12/09, cut 12/09.
SK 24049 Disposed of for scrap to Albert Loom, Spondon, Derbyshire 10/70. Body retained as office accommodation. Broken up early 2014.
SK 24248 Preserved at Lakeside Railway, delivered 14/10/70, broken up 1985.
SK 24307 Preserved at West Somerset Railway, broken up 5/96 (reports suggest this may have taken place in Taunton rather than on the railway).
SK 24377 Preserved at Lakeside Railway, delivered 14/10/70, broken up 1985.
SK 24381 Preserved at Lakeside Railway, delivered 14/10/70, broken up 1985.
SK 24396 Preserved at Severn Valley Railway, arrived 13/5/74. Body moved to The Anglers Arms, Weldon Bridge, Northumberland were used as a restaurant. Departed by road for scrap on 11th May 2013 but it has not been established where actual scrapping took place.
SK 24449 Preserved at Lakeside Railway, delivered 14/10/70, broken up 1986.
SK 24656 Preserved at Nene Valley Railway 1977, then to Great Central Railway 1979, broken up c1994.
SK 24677 Transferred to Departmental stock as DB977247. Preserved at East Kent Light Railway, broken up c2007
SK 24726 Preserved at Severn Valley Railway, arrived 29/1/72, broken up 6/1982.
SK 24731 Preserved at Lakeside Railway, delivered 14/10/70, broken up 1985.
SK 24799 Preserved at Lakeside Railway, delivered 14/10/70, broken up 1985.
SK 24800 Converted to Carflat B745120 (bodywork removed at Bird Group, Long Marston, Worcestershire). Preserved at Avon Valley Railway, broken up 2010.
SK 24843 Preserved at Gwili Railway, broken up 2/11.
SK 24886 Preserved at Midland Railway Centre 1982, broken up 7/91.
SK 25142 Preserved at North Yorkshire Moors Railway, arrived 8/76. Disposed of to C. F. Booth, Rotherham, South Yorkshire, cut 12/98.
SK 25231 Preserved at Foxfield Railway. Moved to Stratford & Broadway Railway, Long Marston Exchange Sidings, Warwickshire, then to Mid Norfolk Railway. Disposed of to C. F. Booth, Rotherham, South Yorkshire 03/15.
SK 25241 Disposed of to William Smith (Wakefield, a coal merchant and haulier, and stored at Horbury Bridge Coal Yard for eventual preservation (with 13322, 13334 & LMS 6840 and possibly others. Following vandalism broken up c11/83.
SK 25252 Renumbered 18252. Preserved at Strathspey Railway. Body to The Carriages of Moy, Moy and used as restaurant. Moved to Midland Museum of Transport, Wythall, Warwickshire (with S 46218). Disposed of to EMR, Darlaston, West Midlands 5/06.
SK 25425 Renumbered 18425. Body used at Window Tech Systems, Kirk Sandall, South Yorkshire, broken up c2/00.
SK 25460 Preserved at Swansea Vale Railway 1983. Broken up on site following arson attack c1990.
SK(XP64) 25509 Preserved at Dean Forest Railway, broken up 12/07.
SK 25602 Renumbered 18602. Transferred to Departmental stock as DB977724. Preserved at Dean Forest Railway, broken up c2007
SK 25700 Preserved at North Yorkshire Moors Railway, arrived 7/81. Disposed of to C. F. Booth, Rotherham, cut 12/00.
SK 25706 Renumbered 18706. Acquired for preservation and stored at Crewe Carriage Shed, then to Rail & Marine Engineering, Thingley Junction, Wiltshire, broken up c11/09.
SK 25792 Renumbered 18792. Acquired for preservation and stored at Crewe Carriage Shed. Probably then moved to either Crewe Gresty Bridge sidings or Crewe Heritage Centre where cut by J&S Metals c1995.
SK 25795 Renumbered 18795. Preserved at Bluebell Railway. Body then to Midland Museum of Transport, Wythall, Warwickshire. Disposed of to EMR, Darlaston, West Midlands, cut 5/06.
SK 25809 Renumbered 18809. Acquired for preservation and stored at Basford Hall Yard, then to Rail & Marine Engineering, Thingley Junction, Wiltshire, broken up c11/09.
SK 25828 Renumbered 18828. Preserved at East Lancashire Railway. Disposed of to C. F. Booth, Rotherham, South Yorkshire, cut 3/05.
SK 25832 Renumbered 18832.Preserved at Spa Valley Railway, then to Churnet Valley Railway, broken up 2013 by Philpott Demolition & Recycling, Long Stratton, Norfolk.
SK 25856 Renumbered 18856. Preserved at Bluebell Railway. Body to Midland Museum of Transport, Wythall, Warwickshire. Disposed of to EMR, Darlaston, West Midlands, cut 5/06.
SK 25891 Renumbered 18891. Transferred to Departmental stock as DB977518. Preserved at Foxfield Railway, then to Churnet Valley Railway, broken up 2013 by Philpott Demolition & Recycling, Long Stratton, Norfolk.
SK 25958 Renumbered 18958. Acquired for preservation and stored at Crewe Carriage Shed, then to Rail & Marine Engineering, Thingley Junction, Wiltshire, broken up c11/09.
SK 25968 Renumbered 18968. Acquired for preservation and stored at Crewe Carriage Shed, then to Rail & Marine Engineering, Thingley Junction, Wiltshire. Disposed of Sims Metals, Newport c4/09.
SK 26045 Used at Camelot Theme Park, Charnock Richard, Lancashire (with 4624, 4874, 13102, 16020, 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.
BSK 34083 Renumbered and converted to Exhibition Van 99614 at Swindon Works although it appears the conversion was not completed. Preserved by Swindon Railway Workshop, Swindon Works. Confirmed to still be present on 19th April 1990. Soon after it was moved to the Swanage Railway for spares recovery, being listed as present on 1st October 1990. It then moved to the Gloucestershire-Warwickshire Railway where it was observed on 6th April 1991. It is recorded as having been broken up shortly after, not being recorded on a 26th October 1991 visit.
BSK 34104 Preserved at Nene Valley Railway. What then became of it is unclear.
BSK 34181 Preserved at Lakeside Railway, delivered 14/10/70, broken up 1991.
BSK 34259 Transferred to Departmental stock as DB975535. Preserved by Central Railways and stored at Carnforth Bottom End Sidings. Disposed of to EMR, Liverpool, cut 4/08.
BSK 34365 Transferred to Departmental stock as ADB975499. Preserved by Central Railways, then to Spa Valley Railway. Disposed of to C. F. Booth, Rotherham, South Yorkshire, arrived w/e 28/4/07, cut 4/07.
BSK 34368 Transferred to Departmental stock as ADB975476. Preserved at Spa Valley Railway. Disposed of to C. F. Booth, Rotherham, South Yorkshire, arrived 11/1/07, cut 3/07.
BSK 34414 Transferred to Departmental stock as DB975127. Preserved at Severn Valley Railway, broken up 3/99.
BSK 34460 Preserved at Dinting Railway Centre, then to the Caerphilly Railway, then to Teifi Valley Railway, broken up 2003.
BSK 34495 Transferred to Departmental Stock as DB975129. Preserved at North Norfolk Railway. Bogies removed and body grounded. Broken up at North Norfolk Railway 1/2005.
BSK 34548 Transferred to Departmental stock as DB977437. Preserved at Gloucestershire-Warwickshire Railway. Disposed of to C. F. Booth, Rotherham, South Yorkshire, arrived 18/7/07, cut 7/07.
BSK 34566 Converted to Generator Van 3184 for Irish Rail. Preserved at Great Central Railway, broken up c2010.
BSK 34585 Transferred to Departmental stock as DB975480. Preserved at Churnet Valley Railway. Broken up on site c2012 by Philpott Demolition & Recycling, Long Stratton, Norfolk.
BSK 34624 Preserved at East Lancashire Railway. Disposed of to C. F. Booth, Rotherham, South Yorkshire, cut 3/05.
BSK 34626 Preserved by Resco Railways, Woolwich, body broken up, chassis used for GWR First Class Saloon 8233, later 9002.
BSK 34641 Renumbered TDB977495. Acquired for preservation at the East Anglian Railway Museum for use as 69621 support coach but not delivered. Stored in vandalised condition at Stratford Depot. Sold to VSOE for parts and scrapped at Snailwell 1993.
BSK 34646 Preserved at Romney, Hythe & Dymchurch Railway, broken up at Hythe.
BSK 34648 Used at Army Dogs Training School, Welby Lane Camp, Melton Mowbray, Leicestershire, broken up on site 1/92.
BSK 34665 Preserved at Dean Forest Railway, then to Rail & Marine Engineering, Thingley Junction, Wiltshire, then to East Somerset Railway, broken up 7/06.
BSK 34666 Preserved at East Lancashire Railway, then to Ribble Steam Railway, broken up c7/08.
BSK 34682 Transferred to Departmental stock as DB977301. Preserved at East Kent Light Railway, broken up c2007.
BSK 34699 Preserved at North Yorkshire Moors Railway 1983, moved to Barrow Hill Roundhouse 1999, moved to Wensleydale Railway 2016. Disposed of for scrap 2017.
BSK 34756 Transferred to Departmental stock as DB975084. Preserved at Plym Valley Railway. Broken up following fire damage 10/96.
BSK 34769 Transferred to Departmental stock as DB975047. Preserved at West Somerset Railway, arrived 2/90, broken up 2002.
BSK 34780 Transferred to Departmental stock as DB975453. Preserved at Churnet Valley Railway, broken up c2009.
BSK 34832 Converted to Carflat B745282. Preserved at Swindon Locomotive, Carriage & Wagon Works, Swindon Works. Adapted for use with body of GWR First Class Saloon 8234, later 9003.
BSK 34937 Used at Long Marston Military Railway, cut 1995
BSK 34948 Transferred to Departmental stock as ADB977381. Preserved at South Yorkshire Railway, Meadowhall, Sheffield, then to Barrow Hill Roundhouse, Chesterfield, Derbyshire. Disposed of to C. F. Booth, Rotherham, South Yorkshire, cut 6/02.
BSK 34949 Preserved at East Lancashire Railway. Disposed of to C. F. Booth, Rotherham, cut 4/05.
BSK 34950 Used at Long Marston Military Railway, cut 1995
BSK 34951 Used at Long Marston Military Railway, cut 1995.
BSK 34952 Preserved by Venice-Simplon Orient Express. Disposed of to Easco(Sheffield), Immingham Railfreight Terminal, arrived 20/8/03, cut 11/03.
BSK 34989 Transferred to Internal User stock as 083172, then to Departmental Stock as DB977235. Preserved at Great Central Railway. Disposed of to EMR, Kingsbury, Warwickshire, arrived 11/11, cut 2012.
BSK 35088 Transferred to Departmental stock as DB975456. Preserved at BR Standard Coach Group, Long Marston Aerodrome, Warwickshire, Disposed of to EMR, Kingsbury, Warwickshire, cut 2011.
BSK 35092 Transferred to Departmental stock as DB975487. Preserved at Churnet Valley Railway, broken up c2014 by Philpott Demolition & Recycling, Long Stratton, Norfolk.
BSK 35153 Renumbered MODA99150. Preserved at East Lancashire Railway. Disposed of to C. F. Booth, Rotherham, South Yorkshire, arrived c4/05, cut 4/06.
BSK 35174 Used by MoD, latterly at Long Marston, numbered AD5319. Preserved at Avon Valley Railway 1989. Bodywork scrapped and later underframe scrapped c2005.
BSK 35210 Transferred to Departmental stock as DB977638. Stored at Lancastrian Carriage & Wagon, Heysham Business Park, Middleton, near Heysham, Lancashire. Disposed of to C. F. Booth, Rotherhan, cut 10/94.
BSK 35212 Renumbered MODA99151. Disposed of to EMR, Attercliffe, Sheffield, cut 1/99.
BSK 35290 Preserved at Crewe Heritage Centre, broken up c2008.
BSK 35295 Converted to 80216. Preserved at Barrow Hill Roundhouse, then to Nottingham Heritage Centre, Ruddington. Disposed of to Sims Metals, Beeston, Nottingham c2009.
BSK 35400 Transferred to Departmental service as DB977167. Preserved at East Somerset Railway. Disposed of to C. F. Booth, Rotherham, South Yorkshire, cut 2013.
BSK 35454 Acquired for preservation and stored at Crewe Heritage Centre. Moved to Nene Valley Railway, broken up 8/95 following use in filming contract (with 4913).
BSK 35497 Used at Camelot Theme Park, Charnock Richard, Lancashire (with 4624, 4874, 13102, 16020, 26045 & 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.

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