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British Railways Mk1 SK 26157

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This coach ran initially on mainline expresses on the Eastern Region of BR as E26157. It was withdrawn and sold to 'Trains for Pleasure' along with other Mark1s and stored at Butterley. When that organisation closed down, 26157 was put up for sale and purchased with others by Peak Rail plc. In 1992, 26157 was sold on again to a Peak Rail member and restoration began and then deferred due to pressure of work on other vehicles.

In 1995 the Midland Railway Centre expressed an interest in operating a Mark1 SK and 26157 went to Butterley on a long term loan basis in exchange for completing its restoration. It became surplus a few years ago and will now be included the locomotive hauled set for operations at Wirksworth.

Number of seats: 48
Builder: British Railways York Works Built: 1962
Class or Type: SK(Second Corridor) Works No:
Weight: 37 T Running No: 26157
Brake Type: Vacuum Operational Status: Operational
Owner: Derek Mason Arrived: --/04/10
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