LMS 30272 Post Office Sorting Van built 1949

LMS 30272 Post Office Sorting Van built 1949

LMS 30272 Post Office Sorting Van built 1949
LMS 30272 Post Office Sorting Van built 1949


Present Location Nene Valley
County Location Peterborough
Designed For LMS
Build Location Wolverton
Built by BR
Diagram number 2167
Lot number 1559
Type POS
First Number 30272
Later Numbers M30272M
Present Number None
Gauge 4ft 8 1/2in
Wheel Arrangement 4-w bogies
Original Underframe Yes
Original Bogies/Wheelsets Yes
Additional Notes Last surviving 'Great Train Robbery' coach. P 1974: at Brighton then NRM York 1977-84, Tyseley till 1996. Donated to NVR by NRM 3/96. Only one other LMS TPO (Butterley). Slow progress with 30,000 rebuild to 1949 condition: much new material.
Owner Nene Valley Railway
External Structural Condition Very Good
Internal Structural Condition Derelict/Not Present
Underframe Condition Satisfactory
External Finish Not Applicable
Internal Finish Derelict/Not Present
Degree of External Originality Much replaced/reproduced material
Degree of Internal Originality Not Applicable
Degree of Underframe/Running Gear Originality As built/last Passenger rebuild (BR or before)
Degree of External Authenticity Good
Degree of Internal Authenticity Not Applicable
Degree of Underframe Authenticity Very Good
Rarity Few
Historical Importance Very Important
Storage Under Cover
Operating No
Survey Date 11/09/2006
Surveyor Gordon Maslin
Photo Date 18/06/2017
Photo by Dan Adkins
At Risk No
Date Record Last Updated 15/10/2017

01/10/2000: earlier stage of restoration
01/10/2000: earlier stage of restoration






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