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Thursday, 4 June 2020

MS&LR TR Carriage No.8

The photos below are courtesy of Ian Cowan:
 At Marley Hill in the early 1990s, work started to refurbish the body of ex-Manchester, Sheffield & Lincolnshire No.888, a 4-compartment brake built in 1885 at Gorton carriage works
Working on doors alongside Wellington in MH engine shed - the only covered accommodation we had at the time 
The brake end required a fair amount of work
Night shift .....
..... on panelling
Glazing & painting well advanced
The finished carriage, ready for use
The photos above are courtesy of Ian Cowan 
No.8 in 2014 - on the Vintage Carriages Trust Register 


Michael Denholm said...

An important piece of pre-grouping railway history. Nothing much from the M.S.& L.Ry. (forerunner of the Great Central Ry.) exists.

Derek said...

There's the MS&L brake composite at Chasewater - see VCT register at