LYR 247 TK, later Medical Officer's Saloon built 1910

LYR 247 TK, later Medical Officer's Saloon built 1910

LYR 247 TK, later Medical Officer's Saloon built 1910
LYR 247 TK, later Medical Officer's Saloon built 1910


Present Location Manchester Museum
County Location Greater Manchester
Designed For LYR
Build Location Newton Heath
Diagram number 90; 150
Lot number E32
First Number 247
Later Numbers 5902, 10825, 45017
Present Number 10825
Current Livery LMSR
Gauge 4ft 8 1/2in
Wheel Arrangement 4-w bogies
Original Underframe Yes
Original Bogies/Wheelsets Yes
Additional Notes Built as 8 compt 2-lav TK Lot W30, then in 1917 converted to Staff Car B No 5902 for US Continental Ambulance Train 59. 1923: rebuilt by LMS as Medical Officer's staff medical examination car numbered 10825 - used for conducting eyesight tests etc. P 72 by Historic Rolling Stock Group at Severn Valley Railway but to Dinting 74-90 and then to Museum of Science and Invention in Manchester. There restoration to 1923 Medical Saloon condition was carried out except for one end and a 10ft length of one side which were left unfinished to show public to how a carriage was constructed. 01/18: ownership transferred to LMS Carriage Association: it will be moved to Peak Rail site at Rowsley for restoration to be completed: flexible large saloon will have appropriate seating and in conjunction with the two smaller saloons will allow daily running with disabled access, as well as use for dining, private parties, education and training, hospitality and filming contracts. Move to Rowsley scheduled for 20/04/2018.
Owner LMS Carriage Association
External Structural Condition Good
Internal Structural Condition Good
Underframe Condition Good
External Finish Very Good
Internal Finish Fair
Degree of External Originality Much replaced/reproduced material
Degree of Internal Originality Much replaced/reproduced material
Degree of Underframe/Running Gear Originality As left Departmental service
Degree of External Authenticity Good
Degree of Internal Authenticity Fair
Degree of Underframe Authenticity Good
Rarity Unique
Historical Importance of some Importance
Storage Secure Building
Operating No
Survey Date 15/07/2005
Surveyor Kevin Stroud
Photo Date 12/08/2017
Photo by Steve West
At Risk No
Date Record Last Updated 18/04/2018




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