LNER 70759 Gresley BGP (body only) converted to Third Brake built 1943

LNER 70759 Gresley BGP (body only) converted to Third Brake built 1943

LNER 70759 Gresley BGP (body only) converted to Third Brake built 1943
LNER 70759 Gresley BGP (body only) converted to Third Brake built 1943

 

Present Location Severn Valley
County Location Worcestershire
Designed For LNER
Build Location York
Diagram number 245
Lot number 1073
Type BGP now BTK
First Number 70759
Later Numbers (24506)
Present Number (24506)
Current Livery LNER - Teak
Gauge 4ft 8 1/2in
Wheel Arrangement Body only
Original Underframe No
Original Bogies/Wheelsets Yes
Additional Notes P 1973 David & Charles, at Newton Abbot till presented to South Devon Railway by Readers' Digest and to Buckfastleigh 04/91. To LNER(SVR) Coach Fund by 04/05. By 08/06 in use as Bewdley Station Fund Shop, repainted maroon (see additional photo below). By 01/11 being rebuilt as a Brake Third. Gifted by the Coach Fund to SVR Rolling Stock Trust 01/11. Heavily corroded underframe replaced 07/11 by that from 70442 (qv), which is to be dismantled for spare sections. New and refurbished teak panelling fitted 2013. New roof completed 01/14 to remedy damaging corrosion in original fixtures. Emerged from Kidderminster Paintshop 09/02/16: in full LNER prewar livery and carrying the number 24506, "borrowed" from a BTK that was destroyed prior to 1943; mechanical work, overhauled bogie and gangway fitting still required before release into passenger service. 20/08/16: restoration project now complete, and it entered public service (see main photo, leaving Bewdley on first run that day).
Owner SVR Trust
External Structural Condition Good
Internal Structural Condition Good
Underframe Condition Good
External Finish Good
Internal Finish Good
Degree of External Originality Much replaced/reproduced material
Degree of Internal Originality Conversion/rebuild/reproduction
Degree of Underframe/Running Gear Originality As built/last Passenger rebuild (BR or before)
Degree of External Authenticity Good
Degree of Internal Authenticity Fair
Degree of Underframe Authenticity Good
Rarity Several
Historical Importance some Interest, Modest Consequence
Storage Open
Operating No
Survey Date 03/02/2014
Surveyor Richard Hill
Photo Date 20/08/2016
Photo by Richard Gunning
At Risk No
Date Record Last Updated 29/08/2016

Byron Chamberlain 05/2007. Earlier condition and livery
Byron Chamberlain 05/2007. Earlier condition and livery


 

 










 





 

 

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