Pullman CIWL 246 Lydia Pullman Kitchen First built 1925

Pullman CIWL 246 Lydia Pullman Kitchen First built 1925

Pullman CIWL 246 Lydia Pullman Kitchen First built 1925
Pullman CIWL 246 Lydia Pullman Kitchen First built 1925

 

Present Location Throckmorton
County Location Worcestershire
Designed For Pullman CIWL
Built by BRCW
Diagram number K
Type PFK
First Number 246 Lydia
Later Numbers CIWL 55, Lydia
Present Number Lydia
Current Livery Pullman
Gauge 4ft 8 1/2in
Wheel Arrangement 4-w bogies
Original Underframe Yes
Original Bogies/Wheelsets Yes
Additional Notes Car K. Used in Italy 1925-8. During World War 2 served in General Eisenhower’s special train, code-named ‘Bayonet’, as he toured southern England planning the D-Day landings. With "Thanet" part of Winston Churchill's funeral train, January 1965. P 1968: to NRM at Green Bay Wisconsin via 'Flying Scotsman' 1969 tour. Repatriated 11/00 and to Carnforth for repairs to running gear & repaint. By 07/08 yet to return to Swanage. On display at NRM York 02/15 as part of "Churchill's Final Journey" display. 08/15: in workshop at NRM following Churchill display (see additional photo below). 03/17: at Williton for recommissioning work by West Somerset Restoration Ltd (see main photo) - possibly followed by use in traffic on WSR. By 06/18: at Marshalls Transport, Pershore Airfield, Throckmorton, near Evesham.
Owner Private
External Structural Condition Very Good
Internal Structural Condition Very Good
Underframe Condition Very Good
External Finish Very Good
Internal Finish Very Good
Degree of External Originality Some replaced/reproduced material
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 Several
Historical Importance Very Important
Storage Secure Open
Operating No
Survey Date 26/07/2008
Surveyor Kevin Stroud
Photo Date 01/03/2017
Photo by Robin White
At Risk No
Date Record Last Updated 07/08/2018

Steve West 02/09/2015. Earlier view at National Railway Museum
Steve West 02/09/2015. Earlier view at National Railway Museum


 

 










 






 

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