Freight & Goods Wagons
The M&GN Society has a varied and interesting set of corridor bogie coaches dating between 1907 and 1950. 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 varnish teak but will now display different time period liveries. 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.
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.
(Above: GER BTK. Steve Allen)
This brake vehicle will be rebuilt and be used as an annex to the William Marriot Museum at Holt under the goods lean to.
(Above: LNER BG. Steve Allen)
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.
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.
(Above: LNER RB in ex-works condition, 1985. Steve Allen)
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 an end vestibule corridor composite to give us first and third class seating in the compartments.
Thompson BTK E1866E built 1950 which has been purchased in 2018 in a partial restored state 80% of the exterior is complete the interior is to be rebuilt into a Brake Saloon First BSF with the interior having Festival of Britain motifs it is hoped it will be ready for the 70th Anniversary of the event.
(Above: Arrival on the NNR. Leigh Cauldwell/ Steve Allen)
(Above: Interior undergoing rebuilding. Nigel Scarlett)