LNER 1211 Gresley bogie First Sleeper built 1935

LNER 1211 Gresley bogie First Sleeper built 1935

LNER 1211 Gresley bogie First Sleeper built 1935
LNER 1211 Gresley bogie First Sleeper built 1935

 

Present Location Boness
County Location Falkirk
Designed For LNER
Build Location Doncaster
Diagram number 157
Lot number 601
Type SLF
First Number 1211
Later Numbers SR 178
Present Number 178
Current Livery BR Rail Blue and Pearl Grey
Gauge 4ft 8 1/2in
Wheel Arrangement 4-w bogies
Original Underframe Yes
Original Bogies/Wheelsets Yes
Additional Notes Withdrawn 1972 as E1211E: the last wooden-bodied Sleeper in service in UK. Gresley heavyweight bogies. Under green sheet. Varnished timberwork in poor condition - varnish coming off. Some recent attention when seen 9/03. By 01/15: transferred to Bo'ness by 01/15 for restoration and inclusion in the Museum of Scottish Railways. By 08/17: exterior largely rebuilt and painted in BR Rail Blue and Pearl Grey livery, as withdrawn: one side to complete but well advanced, other side as in attached photo.
Owner Boness
External Structural Condition Fair
Underframe Condition Satisfactory
External Finish Poor and Incomplete
Degree of External Originality Some replaced/reproduced material
Degree of Underframe/Running Gear Originality As built/last Passenger rebuild (BR or before)
Degree of External Authenticity Good
Degree of Underframe Authenticity Good
Rarity Unique
Historical Importance of some Importance
Storage Secure Building
Operating No
Survey Date 06/06/1998
Surveyor Kevin McCallum
Photo Date 17/08/2017
Photo by Alastair McPhee
At Risk No
Date Record Last Updated 26/08/2017

Keith Holyland 01/05/2014. Another view.
Keith Holyland 01/05/2014. Another view.

Steve West 30/05/2016: another view of earlier condition
Steve West 30/05/2016: another view of earlier condition


 

 










 





 

 

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