BR 86508 Mk 1 GUV (General Utility Van), later High Security built 1957

BR 86508 Mk 1 GUV (General Utility Van), later High Security built 1957


Present Location Carnforth
County Location Lancashire
Designed For BR
Build Location Doncaster
Built by BR
Diagram number 811
Lot number 30343
Type GUV
First Number 86508
Later Numbers 95356, 93508
Present Number 94196
Current Livery BR Rail Express Systems
Gauge 4ft 8 1/2in
Wheel Arrangement 4-w bogies
Original Underframe Yes
Original Bogies/Wheelsets Yes
Additional Notes Converted from GUV to NKA Super GUV High Security Mail Van to Diagram NK501. B5 bogies. Purchased from EWS for bogies spares. 08/18: confirmed still at Carnforth.
Owner West Coast Railway Company
External Structural Condition Fair
Internal Structural Condition Not Applicable
Underframe Condition Satisfactory
External Finish Fair
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 Fair
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 10/10/2018





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