Pullman BRS 304 Aries Pullman Kitchen First built 1952

Pullman BRS 304 Aries Pullman Kitchen First built 1952

Pullman BRS 304 Aries Pullman Kitchen First built 1952
Pullman BRS 304 Aries Pullman Kitchen First built 1952

 

Present Location Kent East Sussex
County Location Kent
Designed For Pullman BRS
Built by Preston Park
Diagram number U
Type FK
First Number 304 Aries
Current Livery Pullman
Gauge 4ft 8 1/2in
Wheel Arrangement 4-w bogies
Additional Notes Car U. Last vehicle to be built at Pullman Car Company Preston Park Works, Brighton. One of the Festival of Britain "Golden Arrow" cars. P 1969 at 'Yew Tree' Inn, near Royton, Lancashire, then to ELR 07/98, where asbestos-stripped. Kineton: then by 06/07 to Portsmouth Arms Station, Devon with 136 Formosa (Exeter/Barnstaple line) for restoration. Some of interior missing. 07/12: purchased by K&ESR, moved to Barrow Hill 08/12 for contract underframe, brake & bogie overhaul (see second additional photo below). To K&ESR 06/15 for completion of restoration - by 09/15 stored in new Rolvenden Carriage Storage Shed. 16/03/17: transferred from Rolvenden to Tenterden Carriage & Wagon works for bodywork restoration (see first additional photo below).
Owner Kent & East Sussex Railway
External Structural Condition Fair
Internal Structural Condition Poor and Incomplete
Underframe Condition Fair
External Finish Poor but Substantially Complete
Internal Finish Poor and Incomplete
Degree of External Originality As built/last Passenger rebuild (BR or before)
Degree of Internal Originality Poor and Incomplete
Degree of Underframe/Running Gear Originality As built/last Passenger rebuild (BR or before)
Degree of External Authenticity Good
Degree of Internal Authenticity Poor
Degree of Underframe Authenticity Good
Rarity Few
Historical Importance some Interest, Modest Consequence
Storage Secure Building
Operating No
Photo Date 01/06/2015
Photo by Andre Freeman
At Risk No
Date Record Last Updated 24/06/2018

Andre Freeman 16/03/2017 - see Notes above
Andre Freeman 16/03/2017 - see Notes above

Les Wild 13/04/2013: at Barrow Hill - see Notes above
Les Wild 13/04/2013: at Barrow Hill - see Notes above


 

 










 





 

 

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