BR Mk1 SK (Corridor Second) No. 26049

BR Mk1 SK (Corridor Second) No. 26049 (later numbers = SC26049; E26049; 19049; current number = M26049).

BR Mk1 SK SC26049 (later numbers E19049; current number M26049).

Built by BR Derby in 1962 to Diagram 146, Lot 30719. Entered service on BR’s Scottish Region and remained there until early 1976 when it was transferred to the Eastern Region before final withdrawal in January 1983.

The same year it was purchased by a charter train company before being sold to Peak Rail. It was moved to the Midland Railway at Butterley and remained for some years.

In 2005 a group of Trust members clubbed together to purchase the coach. Some restoration was undertaken at the Churnet Valley during 2008/9.

It arrived Midsomer Norton mid-2009 for restoration to continue. This was completed in 2016 and the vehicle entered service after a full safety examination.