Hornby 40141 L&MR Rocket Open Third Class
Hornby 40141 L&MR Stephenson’s Rocket
Open Carriage Third Class
10+ In Stock Ready to Order
£6 – Per wagon Weathered
The Liverpool & Manchester Railway considered the possibility of creating a third class as early as 1839, due largely to market pressure from the Manchester, Bolton & Bury Railway and the Manchester and Leeds Railway, but the directors were afraid that if they introduced third class, with its lower fares, it would draw passengers away from the first and second class trains.
Introduction of third class was once again discussed by the L&MR Board on 15 January 1844, which they refused to sanction, but in April the decision was reversed and new enclosed second class coaches were ordered, as this was cheaper than converting the older ‘blue box’ coaches.
These older carriages, most dating back to 1830, were downgraded to third and the first of the L&MR third class train services ran in October 1844, departing from Manchester at 06:30 and from Liverpool at 18:30.
The open third class carriage on show at the Railway Museum, along with two others, was constructed in 1930 by the London Midland Scottish Railway at their works in Derby and all three were made from second hand material to run behind MR No. 57 Lion during the Liverpool & Manchester Railway centenary celebrations that were held in Liverpool in September 1930.
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£6 Royal Mail upto 10kg (Recorded Delivery 2-5 days) from postal Date
£10 DHL Next Day Delivery upto 10kg (from pick up schedule)
£22 DHL upto 1kg insured to £300
£34 DHL Insured to £800
Over 1kg we will discuss the weight & insured value on a per order valuation.
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