LNER 900580 Engineer's Saloon, later West Highland Obs built 1936

LNER 900580 Engineer's Saloon, later West Highland Obs built 1936

LNER 900580 Engineer's Saloon, later West Highland Obs built 1936
LNER 900580 Engineer's Saloon, later West Highland Obs built 1936

 

Present Location Carnforth
County Location Lancashire
Designed For LNER
Build Location Doncaster
Type INSP
First Number 900580
Later Numbers 1998 LOCH EIL
Present Number 1998 LOCH EIL
Gauge 4ft 8 1/2in
Wheel Arrangement 4-w bogies
Original Underframe Yes
Original Bogies/Wheelsets Yes
Additional Notes Capital stock in 1982, Observation Car on the West Highland line. P 1984 FSE (subject to lease-back agreement with BR) and restored during 1985. Offered for sale 7/99 but not sold. Roof covering defective. Usually stored inside. Underframe seems to have had some repair work done. Confirmed still at Carnforth 08/18 - condition is now poor.
Owner West Coast Railway Company
External Structural Condition Satisfactory
Internal Structural Condition Fair
Underframe Condition Good
External Finish Fair
Internal Finish Fair
Degree of External Originality Some replaced/reproduced material
Degree of Internal Originality Some replaced/reproduced material
Degree of Underframe/Running Gear Originality As built/last Passenger rebuild (BR or before)
Degree of External Authenticity Good
Degree of Internal Authenticity Good
Degree of Underframe Authenticity Very Good
Rarity Unique
Historical Importance of some Importance
Storage Secure Building
Operating No
Survey Date 26/07/2008
Surveyor Kevin Stroud
Photo Date 26/07/2008
Photo by Kevin Stroud
At Risk No
Date Record Last Updated 02/10/2018


 

 










 



 

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