SECR 950 'Birdcage' Semi Saloon Lavatory Brake Second built 1907

SECR 950 'Birdcage' Semi Saloon Lavatory Brake Second built 1907

SECR 950 'Birdcage' Semi Saloon Lavatory Brake Second built 1907
SECR 950 'Birdcage' Semi Saloon Lavatory Brake Second built 1907

 

Present Location Bluebell
County Location West Sussex
Designed For SECR
Built by Metro Carriage Wagon
Lot number 2307, 168
Type BS
First Number 950
Later Numbers 3582, S3582S, DS27
Present Number None
Gauge 4ft 8 1/2in
Wheel Arrangement 4-w bogies
Original Underframe Yes
Original Bogies/Wheelsets Yes
Additional Notes "Birdcage" lookout. P 1960s, at Ashford till 1983 then moved to Great Bower farm, near Ashford, Kent. To Bluebell 9/98. SECR Dam No S2307, SR Dam No 168. Stored on Ardingly branch. Continues to deteriorate, as not adequately sheeted. By 08/15: fully sheeted on Ardingly branch.
External Structural Condition Poor and Incomplete
Internal Structural Condition Derelict/Not Present
Underframe Condition Fair
External Finish Poor but Substantially Complete
Internal Finish Poor and Incomplete
Degree of External Originality As left Departmental service
Degree of Internal Originality As left Departmental service
Degree of Underframe/Running Gear Originality As left Departmental service
Degree of External Authenticity Fair
Degree of Internal Authenticity Good
Degree of Underframe Authenticity Good
Rarity Few
Historical Importance of some Importance
Storage Open
Operating No
Survey Date 25/08/2004
Surveyor Kevin Stroud
Photo Date 08/08/2015
Photo by Steve West
At Risk No
Date Record Last Updated 25/03/2016

Brian Stanway 01/06/2006 Earlier view
Brian Stanway 01/06/2006 Earlier view


 

 










 





 

 

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