MR 255 6-wheel 5 Compartment Third (body only) built 1890

MR 255 6-wheel 5 Compartment Third (body only) built 1890

MR 255 6-wheel 5 Compartment Third (body only) built 1890
MR 255 6-wheel 5 Compartment Third (body only) built 1890

 

Present Location Midsomer Norton
County Location Bath & North East Somerset
Designed For MR
Build Location Derby
Diagram number 493
Type TZ
First Number 255
Later Numbers B&M112, GWR 4318
Present Number None
Gauge 4ft 8 1/2in
Wheel Arrangement Body only
Original Underframe No
Original Bogies/Wheelsets No
Additional Notes One of 700 built 1886 to 1896. To Brecon & Merthyr 1920 (No. 112). Absorbed by GWR 1923 (4318). W and then as café on A30 in Devon ca.1930. Garden shed in Somerset from mid 1980s. To P. Midsomer Norton 8/07. Fully sheeted by 8/09. From 20/12/10 now attached to chassis from LMS CCT 5012 (body now scrapped), this chassis now identified as from earlier MR 6-wheeler 1753 (q.v.), used when 5012 was built. 04/18: restoration/rebuild is actively under way (see main photo).
External Structural Condition Satisfactory
Internal Structural Condition Satisfactory
Underframe Condition Not Applicable
External Finish Derelict/Not Present
Internal Finish Derelict/Not Present
Degree of External Originality As left Departmental service
Degree of Internal Originality As left Departmental service
Degree of Underframe/Running Gear Originality Not Applicable
Degree of External Authenticity Good
Degree of Internal Authenticity Good
Degree of Underframe Authenticity Not Applicable
Rarity Few
Historical Importance of some Importance
Storage Secure Open
Operating No
Survey Date 19/02/2012
Surveyor Steve Ehrlicher
Photo Date 19/04/2018
Photo by Steve Ehrlicher
At Risk No
Date Record Last Updated 17/06/2018

2012 view
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