Hornby R40102

Open Carriage Pack containing 3x Open Carriages (Stephensons Rocket)

Manufacturer catalogue image

Prototype Era
Era 1 (1804 to 1874) Pioneering

Manufacturer description

Having established the concepts of first and second class rail travel, it was only a matter of time before railway companies created a lower fare ‘third class’ for the carriage of the working classes, especially in the densely populated industrial areas. Companies such as the Manchester, Bolton & Bury Railway, the Manchester and Leeds Railway and the Sheffield, Ashton-under-Lyne & Manchester Railway all used open third class carriages, mostly for standing passengers, but sometimes fitted with a rudimentary bench (or benches). The L&MR considered the possibility of creating a third class as early as 1839, due largely to market pressure from the MB&BR and M&LR, but the directors were afraid that, with its lower fares, it would draw passengers away from the first and second class trains.
The introduction of third class travel on the L&MR dates to April 1844, when the Board ordered new enclosed second class coaches to replace the older ‘blue boxes’, which were then downgraded to third class. 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.

Catalogue listing

Brand:
Hornby
Product Code:
R40102
RRP:
£69.99
Release date:
2021

Model details

Colour
Blue
Gauge
OO
Livery
Liverpool and Manchester Railway
Minimum radius curve
1st Radius (371mm)
Motor
5 pole skew wound
Finish
Painted

Prototype information

Operator
Liverpool & Manchester
Designer
Stephenson
Coach type
Liverpool & Manchester Railway Stephenson

Buy now from Hornby

Buy now from Amazon

Buy now from eBay

Supplier links are provided for your convenience and do not guarantee that the product is currently available. RailwayModels.uk is not a representative of these suppliers, but may receive a commission when purchases are made through links on this page.

Product videos

Video links are generated algorithmically and may not necessarily be this precise product.

RailwayModels.uk is a Good Stuff website.