GWR 2983 'Siphon G' bogie gangwayed milk van built 1945

GWR 2983 'Siphon G' bogie gangwayed milk van built 1945

GWR 2983 'Siphon G' bogie gangwayed milk van built 1945
GWR 2983 'Siphon G' bogie gangwayed milk van built 1945

 

Present Location Gloucs Warks
County Location Gloucestershire
Designed For GWR
Build Location Swindon
Diagram number O59
Lot number 1664
Type PMVG
First Number 2983
Later Numbers US6908 DB975783
Present Number 2983
Current Livery GWR brown
Gauge 4ft 8 1/2in
Wheel Arrangement 4-w bogies
Original Underframe Yes
Original Bogies/Wheelsets Yes
Additional Notes "Siphon G". In US Ambulance Train No 69 as US6908 till 1946. P 1982 by Cotswold Steam Preservation. Steady restoration over last few years continues. By 05/15 all panels on "other" side due to be replaced, with cleaning and repainting of the frames and bogies to follow. 09/16: at Winchcombe. 05/18: restoration virtually complete now (see main photo and second additional one below); likely to move to Toddington soon to allow for changes to Winchcombe sidings.
Owner Cotswold Steam Preservation
External Structural Condition Satisfactory
Internal Structural Condition Satisfactory
Underframe Condition Good
External Finish Poor but Substantially Complete
Internal Finish Poor but Substantially Complete
Degree of External Originality As built/last Passenger rebuild (BR or before)
Degree of Internal Originality As built/last Passenger rebuild (BR or before)
Degree of Underframe/Running Gear Originality As built/last Passenger rebuild (BR or before)
Degree of External Authenticity Very Good
Degree of Internal Authenticity Very Good
Degree of Underframe Authenticity Very Good
Rarity Few
Historical Importance some Interest, Modest Consequence
Storage Secure Open
Operating No
Survey Date 10/04/2005
Surveyor Kevin Stroud
Photo Date 26/05/2018
Photo by Andy Bryne
At Risk No
Date Record Last Updated 25/06/2018

Rob Davidson 15/09/2016: earlier view
Rob Davidson 15/09/2016: earlier view

Andy Bryne 26/05/2018: later view - see Notes above
Andy Bryne 26/05/2018: later view - see Notes above


 

 










 





 

 

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