BR 81550 Mk 1 Gangwayed Full Brake, then High Security Brake built 1958

BR 81550 Mk 1 Gangwayed Full Brake, then High Security Brake built 1958


Present Location Carnforth
County Location Lancashire
Designed For BR
Build Location Linwood
Built by Pressed Steel
Diagram number 711
Lot number 30484
Type BG
First Number 81550
Later Numbers 92166
Present Number 94428
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(F) High Security Brake Van, Diagram No NB501. (Super BG) B4 Bogies. Purchased from EWS for bogies spares. 08/18: confirmed still at Carnforth: roller shutter doors appear 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 09/10/2018




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