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Mainline Set List

GER BTK

Built: 1907, GER, Stratford

Numbers: 295 (GER) / 62337 (LNER) / 320325 (BR DE)

 

LNER BG

Built: 1945, LNER, York

Numbers 70621 (LNER/BR)

 

LNER TTO

Built: 1935, LNER, York

Numbers: 52256 (LNER) / 13584E (BR) / 321002 (BR DE)

 

LNER RB

Built: 1937, LNER, York

Numbers: 51769 (LNER) / E9128E (BR)

 

LNER TK

Built: 1931, Metro Cammel, Saltley

Numbers: 3395 (LNER) / E12493E / 320877 (BR DE)

 

BTK: Brake Third Corridor

TK: Third Corridor

TTO: Tourist Third Open

RB: Restaurant Buffet

BG: Brake Gangwayed


Rolling Stock       Quad-Art Set       Suburban Set       Mainline Set       Vintage Set       Freight & Goods Wagons      

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The M&GN Society has a varied and interesting set of corridor bogie coaches dating between 1907 and 1945. These vehicles represent the golden age of rail travel of the Edwardian era, up to the late 1930s. The majority of these vehicles were finished in varnished teak and the intention is to restore them back to original condition. The LNER used pioneering Art-Deco interiors which still look modern by today's standards.

Many of our vehicles survived scrapping because they were used in departmental service during the post-war British Railways period. After they became life expired in the late 1970s, many were purchased by newly formed preservation societys, such as the M&GN Society.

GER BTK:

This is the oldest vehicle in the Mainline set and is the jewel in the crown of the Joint Heritage Coach Fund. It was built in 1907 for the Norfolk Coast Express, which ran from London Liverpool Street to Sheringham. 

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(Above: GER BTK. Steve Allen)

LNER BG:

This brake vehicle will be rebuilt into a replica Pathe Cinema car - some original cinema seats have already been sourced. 

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(Above: LNER BG. Steve Allen)

LNER TTO:

Although built as a Third Open, it's interior was stripped whilst in departmental service. The vehicle will be rebuilt as a First Open, as per the examples used in the 1937 'East Anglian' express.

LNER RB:

The RB was the first coach to be restored from the Mainline set during the 1980s. It is currently in service in BR Crimson & Cream livery and will be restored back into varnished teak with the return of the other coaches in the set.

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(Above: LNER RB in ex-works condition, 1985. It will be returned to this condition. Steve Allen)

LNER TK:

Another coach stripped during departmental service. It has been cosmetically restored is used as an educational coach for children at Sheringham. It will be restored to original condition.

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The Midland and Great Northern Joint Railway Society is the supporting charity of (and major shareholder in) the North Norfolk Railway, which operates a 5¼ mile heritage railway from Sheringham to Holt.

The Society actively works to preserve, display and operate a wide range of historical artefacts which include four steam locomotives and many unique carriages and wagons.

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