SR 4922 Post Office Sorting Van (POS) built 1939

SR 4922 Post Office Sorting Van (POS) built 1939

SR 4922 Post Office Sorting Van (POS) built 1939
SR 4922 Post Office Sorting Van (POS) built 1939

 

Present Location Bluebell
County Location West Sussex
Designed For SR
Build Location Eastleigh
Diagram number 3192
Lot number 1043
Type POS
First Number 4922
Later Numbers S4922S
Present Number None
Gauge 4ft 8 1/2in
Wheel Arrangement 4-w bogies
Original Underframe Yes
Original Bogies/Wheelsets Yes
Additional Notes Used in 1960s on Waterloo - Dorchester South mail service. Offset gangways. P Bluebell 5/78 Note also 4920 on Nene Valley. Restored 1980, used on demonstration trains. Paint failed to adhere to the galvanised steel sheeting. Hence OOU since 1984. Low priority as non-passenger vehicle but is deteriorating. 08/15: stored in sidings behind Horsted Keynes station.
Owner Bluebell Railway
External Structural Condition Fair
Internal Structural Condition Satisfactory
Underframe Condition Satisfactory
External Finish Poor and Incomplete
Internal Finish Poor but Substantially Complete
Degree of External Originality Some replaced/reproduced material
Degree of Internal Originality Some replaced/reproduced material
Degree of Underframe/Running Gear Originality Some replaced/reproduced material
Degree of External Authenticity Good
Degree of Internal Authenticity Good
Degree of Underframe Authenticity Good
Rarity Few
Historical Importance some Interest, Modest Consequence
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 13/10/2017


 

 














 

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