MR 348 Picnic Saloon (body only) built 1885

MR 348 Picnic Saloon (body only) built 1885

MR 348 Picnic Saloon (body only) built 1885
MR 348 Picnic Saloon (body only) built 1885


Present Location Foxfield
County Location Staffordshire
Designed For MR
Build Location Derby
Built by MR
Diagram number 465
Lot number 103
Type FOZ
First Number 348
Later Numbers 2741
Present Number None
Gauge 4ft 8 1/2in
Wheel Arrangement Body only
Original Underframe No
Original Bogies/Wheelsets No
Additional Notes 32 ft First Class Saloon: 1 of 10 built (346 to 355). "348" appears in pencil on inside faces of some door panels: "2741" (MR, post 1902) also found on internal luggage door trim. Date of build thought to be 1885 but further research required. Withdrawn and converted into a dwelling in Mossley in 1930s. P 1976 at Foxfield Railway, intended to go on SR PMV underframe. To LMSCA 05/05 at Rowsley on long-term loan in poor condition. Restoration of body and existing internal fittings completed by 2008. Currently used by LMSCA for meetings. Available for viewing by appointment. Sheeted by 03/13 - see image below. 09/21: moved from Rowsley back to Foxfield Railway - now mounted on an ex-PMV underframe (confirmation of the identity of that u/f would be welcome).
Owner LMS Carriage Association
External Structural Condition Good
Internal Structural Condition Good
Underframe Condition Not Applicable
External Finish Good
Internal Finish Good
Degree of External Originality Some replaced/reproduced material
Degree of Internal Originality Some replaced/reproduced material
Degree of Underframe/Running Gear Originality Not Applicable
Degree of External Authenticity Good
Degree of Internal Authenticity Good
Degree of Underframe Authenticity Not Applicable
Rarity Unique
Historical Importance Exceptionally Important
Operating Yes
Survey Date 08/01/2010
Surveyor Derek Mason
Photo Date 01/03/2007
Photo by LMSCA
At Risk No
Date Record Last Updated 03/11/2021

As seen 03/13.
As seen 03/13.




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