GWR 9007 Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother's Saloon built 1945

GWR 9007 Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother's Saloon built 1945

GWR 9007 Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother's Saloon built 1945
GWR 9007 Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother's Saloon built 1945

 

Present Location Carnforth
County Location Lancashire
Designed For GWR
Build Location Swindon
Diagram number G65
Lot number 1673
Type SPEC
First Number 9007
Present Number 9007
Gauge 4ft 8 1/2in
Wheel Arrangement 4-w bogies
Original Underframe Yes
Original Bogies/Wheelsets Yes
Additional Notes Built with 9006 (qv): on u/f of war damaged GWR BTK 1598 of 1938. By 1948: in use on BR(W) Royal Train. On death of King George VI extensively converted for Queen Mother's use. To NRM 1984; Swindon 90/91; WSR 94-99; York 07/99 to ca. 04/07; Kineton to ca. 07/09; Long Marston Aerodrome until ca. 04/10; then Long Marston to 10/10; Gloucs Warks Railway until ca. 12/10; then to Carnforth. 08/18: confirmed still at Carnforth - ends showing signs of some rust.
Owner National Railway Museum
External Structural Condition Very Good
Internal Structural Condition Very Good
Underframe Condition Very Good
External Finish 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 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 Very Important
Storage Under Cover
Operating No
Survey Date 01/08/2000
Surveyor Michael Cope
Photo Date 15/12/2010
Photo by Andrew Naylor
At Risk No
Date Record Last Updated 06/10/2018


 

 










 



 

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