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  • 041593

    20 February 2009 - Martin Allen

    This Gresley coach was previously numbered as E 5518. In Departmental service it was allocated to the DCE and based at Doncaster.

  • 041593

    20 February 2009 - Ben Williams

    Now at Severn Valley

  • 041593

    28 July 2010 - Paul Bartlett

    Other photographs at Boston as DE321089 at

    The restoration is reported as Overall winner Heritage Railway Association Carriage & Wagon competition 2009.

  • 9 May 2013 - Terence Smith

    According to the John Lloyd & Murray Browns book, Preserved Railway Carriages, it lists the follwing history:

    Built LNER at York Works to dia 23, as a TK

    No 22255 in 1925

    12013 in 1946

    155 in 1958 used as a camping coach

    Departmental No. DE321089

    Internal User No, 041593 in 1981

    P'88 by W. Hall, at Swineshead Br (Lincs) till May'89, then resold'91 to Stonyford Lodge Hotel, nr Heanor (Derbs)

  • 1 February 2017 - Tony Andrews

    On a full rake of the same style parked in the platform today

  • 7 January 2018 - Terence Smith

    Just to add to the confusion regarding this coach, and my previous comments, and those of Martin Allen.

    According to the Railway Heritage Register

    Located at the Severn Valley Railway carrying the number 2701

    Built for the GNR at Doncaster

    Dia 164K

    1st Number 2701

    Subsequent numbers



    DE 321089

    Internal user 041593

    The Web Site notes:-

    Camper at Mundesley Station, then Dept use P1989 Plough Inn, Swineshead Bridge, Stoneyford Lodge, Heanor (false ECJS 1190)

    SVR 1994 85k HLF Grant. Bogies ex 51773 one same batch as original 2701. Restoration complete 07/2008. LNER teak running set. Overall winnerHeritage Railway Association Carriage & Wagon competition 2009

    Owned by LNER (SVR) Coach Fund.

    Over to you Lads/Lasses.

  • 23 January 2018 - Brian Cuttell

    Was in internal use at Boston numbered 041593. When I saw it at Swineshead Bridge (next to the A17 road) in September 1988 it was lettered 'GNR Restaurant Car No 1190' and was presumably to be destined for use for catering purposes at The Plough PH. I noted it as gutted internally. It was at the Stoneyford Lodge Hotel by October 1992 as I saw it there in the car park on blocks (no bogies). I noted it as carrying identity 'Restaurant Car No 1190 ECJS'. It was presumably acquired for catering use at the hotel but probably never used and fortunately saved for preservation.