British Railways Mk1 SK 24918 first entered preservation in 1981. It resided on the on the Dean Forest Railway until 1990. It then moved to Cholsey on the Gloucestershire and Warwickshire Railway and stayed there until Summer 2000. E24918 moved into storage at the Former Ministry of Defense base at Long Marston in 2008.
24918 arrived at the Ecclesbourne Valley Railway on the 31st January 2013. The vehicle is similar to the other Second Corridor on the railway, containing 48 second class seats in compartments. This vehicle has a variety of moquettes on the seating due to previous restorations.
The coach is suffering from being out of use for several years. The bodywork has severe corrosion at the outer ends and behind a missing panel in the toilet. However this vehicle has since been returned to traffic by EVRA volunteers.
Read about the restoration here.
|Class or Type:||SK||Works No:||30153|
|Brake Type:||Vacuum||Operational Status:||Operational|
|Owner:||EVRA||Arrived:||31st January 2013|