BR 5239 Mk 2 Second Open built 1966

BR 5239 Mk 2 Second Open built 1966

BR 5239 Mk 2 Second Open built 1966
BR 5239 Mk 2 Second Open built 1966

 

Present Location Carnforth
County Location Lancashire
Designed For BR
Build Location Derby
Built by BR
Diagram number 87
Lot number 30752
Type SO
First Number 5239
Later Numbers THE RED KNIGHT
Present Number 5239
Current Livery West Coast Railways maroon
Gauge 4ft 8 1/2in
Wheel Arrangement 4-w bogies
Original Underframe Yes
Original Bogies/Wheelsets Yes
Additional Notes AD203. Mk 2. P 1991 at Mid Hants and confirmed still there 07/1998. Late 2001: to Lancastrian Carriage & Wagon Ltd at Heysham Business Park, Middleton, near Heysham for refurbishment for Wessex Trains 'Excalibur Express' - then to Old Oak Common. RESCO registered for main line running. Moved with Wessex Trains to Carnforth 2008, still in 'Excalibur Express' set. Sold to WCRC 2011; Excalibur set disbanded and this vehicle repainted from pseudo-Pullman to West Coast Railways maroon. 02/20: confirmed still at Carnforth.
Owner West Coast Railway Company
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 As built/last Passenger rebuild (BR or before)
Degree of Underframe/Running Gear Originality As built/last Passenger rebuild (BR or before)
Degree of External Authenticity Very Good
Degree of Internal Authenticity Very Good
Degree of Underframe Authenticity Very Good
Rarity Several
Historical Importance some Interest, Modest Consequence
Storage Secure Open
Operating Yes
Survey Date 06/04/2003
Surveyor Byron Chamberlain
Photo Date 09/02/2003
Photo by Byron Chamberlain
At Risk No
Date Record Last Updated 21/04/2020


 

 










 



 

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