LNER 1531 GM's Saloon, then Obs for West Highland built 1945

LNER 1531 GM's Saloon, then Obs for West Highland built 1945

LNER 1531 GM's Saloon, then Obs for West Highland built 1945
LNER 1531 GM's Saloon, then Obs for West Highland built 1945

 

Present Location Carnforth
County Location Lancashire
Designed For LNER
Build Location Doncaster
Diagram number 334
Type FK
First Number 1531
Later Numbers 902260, Lochaber, 99131, Victory, Diniing Car No 2
Present Number 99131
Gauge 4ft 8 1/2in
Wheel Arrangement 4-w bogies
Original Underframe Yes
Original Bogies/Wheelsets Yes
Additional Notes LNER steel-clad General Manager's Saloon, later Observation Car on West Highland line. P 1984 by Flying Scotsman Enterprises, loaned to Crewe Heritage Centre 1988, sold to GS&WR 1989 for new 'Royal Scotsman'. Named 'Victory' 1990. BR Craigentinny, then Millerhill, Carlisle Upperby. Based at Carnforth but operationally at Edinburgh Craigentinny summer only. Withdrawn from 'Royal Scotsman' use at end of 2012 (replaced by 99960 ex Met-Cam Pullman 321 'Swift' to give 'Royal Scotsman' set 100 mph capability). 08/18: confirmed still at Carnforth.
Owner Orient Express Hotels
External Structural Condition Very Good
Internal Structural Condition Very Good
Underframe Condition Very Good
External Finish Very Good
Internal Finish Very Good
Degree of External Originality Much replaced/reproduced material
Degree of Internal Originality Much replaced/reproduced material
Degree of Underframe/Running Gear Originality Some replaced/reproduced material
Degree of External Authenticity Fair
Degree of Internal Authenticity None
Degree of Underframe Authenticity Good
Rarity Unique
Historical Importance some Interest, Modest Consequence
Storage Secure Open
Operating Yes
Survey Date 01/11/2004
Surveyor David Wigley
Photo Date 14/09/2003
Photo by Michael Cope
At Risk No
Date Record Last Updated 05/10/2018


 

 














 

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