LNER 4149 Gresley Gangwayed Passenger Brake (Pigeon Van) built 1936

LNER 4149 Gresley Gangwayed Passenger Brake (Pigeon Van) built 1936

LNER 4149 Gresley Gangwayed Passenger Brake (Pigeon Van) built 1936
LNER 4149 Gresley Gangwayed Passenger Brake (Pigeon Van) built 1936

 

Present Location Great Central
County Location Leicestershire
Designed For LNER
Build Location York
Diagram number 198
Lot number 656
Type BGP
First Number 4149
Later Numbers US2704 2704 70361 L&HR 71
Present Number 2704
Current Livery War Department (Ambulance train)
Gauge 4ft 8 1/2in
Wheel Arrangement 4-w bogies
Original Underframe Yes
Original Bogies/Wheelsets Yes
Additional Notes Converted by LNER for casualty evacuation train duties. Further converted 08/1943 at York Works to a ward car for overseas use as No. 2704, in US Army hospital train No. 27. When back to the LNER, was renumbered 70361 and returned to general duties. Sold to Lakeside & Haverthwaite in 1970 as number LHR71. Sold to the Severn Valley Railway in 2009, then exchanged with 4069 (qv) to become a RVP vehicle, on the Great Central Railway. By 06/15: in Rothley C&W Shed for restoration. 10/18: refurbished and renumbered (2704) as Ambulance coach in readiness for GCR WW1 commemorative weekend on 10/11th November 2018.
Owner Railway Vehicle Preservations Ltd
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 As built/last Passenger rebuild (BR or before)
Degree of Internal Originality Some replaced/reproduced material
Degree of Underframe/Running Gear Originality As built/last Passenger rebuild (BR or before)
Degree of External Authenticity Fair
Degree of Internal Authenticity Good
Degree of Underframe Authenticity Good
Rarity Few
Historical Importance some Interest, Modest Consequence
Storage Secure Open
Operating Yes
Survey Date 27/11/2010
Surveyor Gordon Maslin
Photo Date 27/10/2018
Photo by Steve West
At Risk No
Date Record Last Updated 01/01/2019

Alan Tagg 07/2013: earlier condition
Alan Tagg 07/2013: earlier condition

Stephen Godber 21/06/2015: restoration in progress
Stephen Godber 21/06/2015: restoration in progress


 

 

















 

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