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Offline JohnH

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Re: Grounded coach bodies
« Reply #3 on: January 02, 2018, 17:13:33 »
I had always assumed that this body (in the up side goods yard at the SER station) was ex-LCDR because of the low arc roof but it had a birdcage and none of the preserved LCDR vehicles has this feature.  Now that the Bluebell has acquired two ex-SER bodies with low arc roofs, I am not so sure.  One of the bodies at the Bluebell has a birdcage, but of a different shape.

Offline Tom Burnham

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Re: Grounded coach bodies
« Reply #2 on: January 02, 2018, 11:58:08 »
I suppose you mean the former SER station in Sevenoaks (Tubs Hill) rather than Bat and Ball?  It's difficult to generalise.  All LCDR carriages had low arc roofs, and most later SER ones had higher elliptical roofs.  However, some early SER carriages had arc roofs.  If the carriage body was deposited after the two companies formed a working union in 1899, it could have been an ex-LCDR body even on an ex-SER site.
Many of the later ex-SER 4 and 6 wheeled carriages were rebuilt on new underframes as electric stock in the 1920s and early 1930s, while the ex-LCDR carriages weren't, so many of the grounded bodies were of ex-LCDR stock.
There are some records of disposals but they are very incomplete.

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Tom

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Grounded coach bodies
« Reply #1 on: December 21, 2017, 17:35:57 »
Until 1960 there was a grounded coach body in Sevenoaks goods yard.  I had always assumed that its arc roof meant that it was ex-LCDR but am now wondering if it was ex-SER.  Does anyone know about this, please?

 

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