Page updated 25/04/13
Gresley varnished teak coaches were synonymous with the Stainmore route. At present, we have 6 of these vehicles on site - 5 of which we intend to restore and operate at KSE - the sixth (Corridor Third 3857) is owned by the LNER Coach Association (LNERCA) who are restoring their vehicle for use on the North Yorkshire Moors Railway.
The most historically important of these vehicles is:
Buffet Lounge Car NE1852E. This is owned by the Gresley Society Trust and is on long-term loan - it is currently housed in the Tebay platform. It is the sole survivor of the two new sets of stock for the 'Flying Scotsman' built at Doncaster in 1938. Please follow this link to the Gresley Society Trust and the link for 'locomotive and coach' which details its trip to Doncaster Works in 2003.
The other coaches on site are:
GNR Corridor Brake Third 1798 built in 1906 to GN Diagram 258 at Doncaster
LNER Brake Corridor First 4163 built in 1928 to Diagram 136 at York
LNER Tourist Third Open 60505 built in 1936 to Diagram 216 at York
LNER Restaurant Buffet 24287 built in 1939 to Diagram 275 at Dukinfield
LNER Corridor Third 3857 built to Diagram 155 at York
A great deal of restoration work has been carried out on 60505 and this will be the first of the vehicles to re-enter traffic. The work to date is shown in the album below:
Back to Home Page