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 None
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. See also Alan Tagg's photo of 07/13 (below).
Owner Railway Vehicle Preservations Ltd
External Structural Condition Poor but Substantially Complete
Internal Structural Condition Poor but Substantially Complete
Underframe Condition Fair
External Finish Fair
Internal Finish Satisfactory
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 Building
Operating No
Survey Date 27/11/2010
Surveyor Gordon Maslin
Photo Date 21/06/2015
Photo by Stephen Godber
At Risk No
Date Record Last Updated 18/04/2016



 

 










 





 

 

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