LNER 43556 Gresley BTO built 1938

LNER 43556 Gresley BTO built 1938

LNER 43556 Gresley BTO built 1938
LNER 43556 Gresley BTO built 1938


Present Location Wirksworth
County Location Derbyshire
Designed For LNER
Built by Cravens
Diagram number D196
Type BTO
First Number 43556
Later Numbers 16631
Present Number None
Gauge 4ft 8 1/2in
Wheel Arrangement 4-w bogies
Original Underframe Yes
Original Bogies/Wheelsets Yes
Additional Notes Was privately owned at East Anglian Railway Museum. To NYMR 08/02, with Agreement with LNERCA and NYMR for restoration and use in passenger trains. Sheeted and at Pickering sidings by 04/03. Sold to Epping Ongar Railway and moved to that Railway 05/14; seen sheeted at Ongar by 08/15 and again at 04/18 - see additional photo below. 03/22: offered for sale. 06/22: now owned by Midland and Great Northern Joint Railway Society and, later in 2022, planned to go to Lee Sharp's workshops at Ecclesbourne Valley Railway, Wirksworth for contract overhaul. c.06/23: moved to Wirksworth.
Owner Midland & Great Northern Joint Railway Society
External Structural Condition Poor and Incomplete
Internal Structural Condition Poor and Incomplete
Underframe Condition Poor but Substantially Complete
External Finish Poor and Incomplete
Degree of External Originality Some replaced/reproduced material
Degree of Internal Originality Not Applicable
Degree of Underframe/Running Gear Originality As built/last Passenger rebuild (BR or before)
Degree of External Authenticity Poor
Degree of Internal Authenticity None
Degree of Underframe Authenticity Fair
Rarity Unique
Historical Importance Some Interest
Storage Secure Open
Operating No
Survey Date 12/04/2003
Surveyor Kevin Stroud
Photo Date 12/04/2003
At Risk No
Date Record Last Updated 29/11/2023

Steve West 28/04/2018
Steve West 28/04/2018




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