Pullman LNER 208 Leona Pullman Parlour First (grounded) built 1927

Pullman LNER 208 Leona Pullman Parlour First (grounded) built 1927

Pullman LNER 208 Leona Pullman Parlour First (grounded) built 1927
Pullman LNER 208 Leona Pullman Parlour First (grounded) built 1927

 

Present Location Galway
County Location Co. Galway
Designed For Pullman LNER
Built by Midland Carriage Wagon
Diagram number K
Type FP
First Number 208 Leona
Later Numbers Car No. 208 Leona S208S
Present Number Leona
Gauge 4ft 8 1/2in
Wheel Arrangement Body only
Original Underframe Yes
Original Bogies/Wheelsets No
Additional Notes Built as Pullman Parlour First. Remodelled as Third Class Guard Parlour Car No. 208 in June 1947. Remodelled c.1951 for use with the new "Golden Arrow" "U" class cars, now having square windows. 30/01/65: part of formation of Sir Winston Churchill's Funeral Train (lead vehicle on the journey from Waterloo). Ran up to 9th April 1969 when car became defective with a loose tyre - did not run again in service after that date. Official withdrawal date has been quoted as 07/70. Car body then into use as Bar at 'The Pullman' Inn, Cressing, Essex. Then at 'Orient Express' restaurant, Elsenham (with BR Mk 1's 4474 and 86558). On underframe only, with no material below sole bar. 1988: all three to Glenlo Abbey Hotel, nr Galway. The only Pullman in Ireland now. Largely original interior, some changes to exterior (notably some doors have been replaced), with all in very good order.
Owner Glenlo Abbey Hotel
External Structural Condition Good
Internal Structural Condition Very Good
External Finish Very Good
Internal Finish Very Good
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 Not Applicable
Degree of External Authenticity Good
Degree of Internal Authenticity Very Good
Degree of Underframe Authenticity Not Applicable
Rarity Several
Historical Importance Very Important
Storage Secure Open
Operating No
Survey Date 15/03/2003
Surveyor Colin Holliday
Photo Date 29/08/2015
Photo by Terry Phillips
At Risk No
Date Record Last Updated 22/05/2018



 

 
















 

 

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