GWR 5500 Brake Third built 1934

GWR 5500 Brake Third built 1934

GWR 5500 Brake Third built 1934
GWR 5500 Brake Third built 1934

 

Present Location Gloucs Warks
County Location Gloucestershire
Designed For GWR
Build Location Swindon
Diagram number D117
Lot number 1493
Type BT
First Number 5500
Later Numbers 071343
Present Number W071343W
Gauge 4ft 8 1/2in
Wheel Arrangement 4-w bogies
Original Underframe Yes
Original Bogies/Wheelsets Yes
Additional Notes P 1990 Pontypool Blaenavon ex Newport Docks - arrived from there in gutted condition. Poor condition. Used as miscellaneous stores. To Gloucs Warks 10/07 for restoration. Offered by Gloucs Warks Railway (on behalf of private owner) for sale or for lease 01/12. Noted that current condition is very poor and is structurally unsafe - and continuing to deteriorate. It is, however, unique - no other vehicle of this type has survived into preservation. 09/18: has continued to deteriorate and owner is going to move it to another site and has dismantled it for safe transportation - see third additional photo below.
Owner Private: Member of Gwent 108 Group
External Structural Condition Poor and Incomplete
Internal Structural Condition Fair
Underframe Condition Poor but Substantially Complete
External Finish Derelict/Not Present
Internal Finish Poor and Incomplete
Degree of External Originality As left Departmental service
Degree of Internal Originality As left Departmental service
Degree of Underframe/Running Gear Originality As left Departmental service
Degree of External Authenticity Very Good
Degree of Internal Authenticity Very Good
Degree of Underframe Authenticity Very Good
Rarity Unique
Historical Importance some Interest, Modest Consequence
Storage Secure Open
Operating No
Survey Date 25/07/1999
Surveyor Michael Cope
Photo Date 13/04/2017
Photo by Steve West
At Risk Yes
Date Record Last Updated 01/10/2018

Steve West 13/04/2017. View from other end
Steve West 13/04/2017. View from other end

Rod Wells 11/01/2017. Detail for identification
Rod Wells 11/01/2017. Detail for identification

Rod Wells 19/09/2018: latest condition - see Notes above
Rod Wells 19/09/2018: latest condition - see Notes above


 

 

















 

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