BR 81277 Mk 1 Gangwayed Full Brake, then High Security Brake built 1957

BR 81277 Mk 1 Gangwayed Full Brake, then High Security Brake built 1957


Present Location Carnforth
County Location Lancashire
Designed For BR
Build Location Linwood
Built by Pressed Steel
Diagram number 711
Lot number 30323
Type BG
First Number 81277
Later Numbers 92224, 84277
Present Number 94401
Current Livery BR Rail Express Systems
Gauge 4ft 8 1/2in
Wheel Arrangement 4-w bogies
Original Underframe Yes
Original Bogies/Wheelsets No
Additional Notes Converted from BG to NBA High Security Brake Van, Diagram NB501. (Super BG) B4 Bogies. Purchased from EWS for bogies spares. 08/18: confirmed still at Carnforth - roller shutter door appears to have been removed (ready for scrapping and bogie recovery?).
Owner West Coast Railway Company
External Structural Condition Poor but Substantially Complete
Internal Structural Condition Not Applicable
Underframe Condition Fair
External Finish Poor but Substantially Complete
Internal Finish Not Applicable
Degree of External Originality Conversion/rebuild/reproduction
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 Poor
Degree of Internal Authenticity Not Applicable
Degree of Underframe Authenticity Fair
Rarity Many
Historical Importance no Immediate Importance/Not Applicable
Storage Secure Open
Operating No
Survey Date 11/08/2018
Surveyor Steve West
At Risk No
Date Record Last Updated 08/10/2018





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