BR 86897 Mk 1 GUV (General Utility Van) built 1960

BR 86897 Mk 1 GUV (General Utility Van) built 1960


Present Location Carnforth
County Location Lancashire
Designed For BR
Build Location Linwood
Built by Pressed Steel
Diagram number 811
Lot number 30616
Type GUV
First Number 86897
Later Numbers 95154
Present Number 95754
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 Upgraded from GUV to NOA High Speed Van. Commonwealth bogies. Purchased from EWS for bogies spares. 08/18: confirmed still at Carnforth: number visible upon closer scrutiny through graffiti.
Owner West Coast Railway Company
External Structural Condition Fair
Underframe Condition Satisfactory
External Finish Fair
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 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 11/10/2018




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