Manchester Birmingham 4-wheel 3 comp First (body only: on wagon u/frame) built 1844

Manchester Birmingham 4-wheel 3 comp First (body only: on wagon u/frame) built 1844

Manchester Birmingham 4-wheel 3 comp First (body only: on wagon u/frame) built 1844
Manchester Birmingham 4-wheel 3 comp First (body only: on wagon u/frame) built 1844

 

Present Location Manchester Museum
County Location Greater Manchester
Designed For Manchester Birmingham
Built by Wright and Sons
Type FY
Later Numbers 1
Present Number 1
Gauge 4ft 8 1/2in
Wheel Arrangement Body only
Original Underframe No
Original Bogies/Wheelsets No
Additional Notes To Shrewsbury & Hereford Railway pre 1874. Derailed 1874, one end damaged. Body grounded nearby at Dorrington Grove. P 1986 at Llangollen by LNWRSoc members, to Manchester 1993. Very extensively restored/rebuilt and on to wagon chassis ex 555859 by 1997.
Owner Museum of Science & Industry in Manchester
External Structural Condition Very Good
Internal Structural Condition Very Good
Underframe Condition Good
External Finish Very Good
Internal Finish Very Good
Degree of External Originality Much replaced/reproduced material
Degree of Internal Originality Much replaced/reproduced material
Degree of Underframe/Running Gear Originality Not Applicable
Degree of External Authenticity Very Good
Degree of Internal Authenticity Very Good
Degree of Underframe Authenticity Fair
Rarity Unique
Historical Importance Very Important
Storage Secure Building
Operating No
Survey Date 15/07/2006
Surveyor Kevin Stroud
Photo Date 12/08/2017
Photo by Steve West
At Risk No
Date Record Last Updated 27/08/2017

Nick Felton - 07/02/2015
Nick Felton - 07/02/2015


 

 

















 

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