London & North Western Railway
CC 1087 is a Leyland S4.36.T3 and was new in 1914. Previous registrations are LP 8597 and XA 8086. The Leyland body has 32 seats in Charabanc formation, and she carries fleet number 59. Some viewers may be wondering, and I can confirm that she is indeed one of the famous Sutcliffe restorations. She is seen at Duxford on 24 September 2000.
Photograph and Copy contributed by Pete Davies
22/10/15 – 10:58
A wonderful photo shot and vehicle restoration; charabancs have a real fascination for me. One tends to think of railway companies showing an interest in the rapidly expanding bus industry in the late ‘twenties and ‘thirties, but LNWR were really ahead of the game in 1914! I have to wonder, though, whether it was used for shuttle services, or tours (of the Lake District, perhaps. Assuming a fleet of at least 59 passenger-carrying vehicles, both types might well have been operated.