LMS 1937 PIII "Coronation Scot" stock Profile and Models

LMS 1937 PIII "Coronation Scot" stock

Coronation Scot No.1 blue set. Official LMS promo photo. ©Public Domain

To compete with the LNER's popular Silver Jubilee luxury service, the LMS introduced a new 'Coronation Scot' train between London & Glasgow. They repurposed existing Period III coaching stock for the service, adapting the vehicles to provide superior levels of comfort. Three full train sets were prepared, with each rake consisting of nine vehicles, including; Brake Corridor First, Corridor First, Restaurant First, two Kitchen Cars, three Open Thirds and a Brake Corridor Third. The sets ran with special streamlined LMS Coronation 4-6-2 locomotives, wth one train reportedly reaching 114mph near Crewe in 1937. The Coronation Scot ran only on weekdays and summer weekends and took around 6 hours & 30 minutes to complete its journey. Unfortunately, the onset of the second World War spelled the end for luxury train services and the stock was subsequently placed in storage. After the War, the coaches were repurposed as standard stock and plied their trade through to the 1960s on various services.

Type of Vehicle


Build Dates


Total Built


Wheel Configuration

2 x bogies

Operated By

British Railways

Main Duties

Express/ Luxury Passenger

In Service Until


Surviving Examples

Some in preservation


OO Gauge (1:76 Scale)