BR DB999508 Mk 1 Inspection Saloon, later Track Recording Car built 1960

BR DB999508 Mk 1 Inspection Saloon, later Track Recording Car built 1960

BR DB999508 Mk 1 Inspection Saloon, later Track Recording Car built 1960
BR DB999508 Mk 1 Inspection Saloon, later Track Recording Car built 1960

 

Present Location West Somerset Railway
County Location Somerset
Designed For BR
Build Location Swindon
Diagram number 3379 (wagon)
Type SPEC
First Number DB999508
Present Number DB999508
Current Livery BR Maroon
Gauge 4ft 8 1/2in
Wheel Arrangement 4-w bogies
Original Underframe Yes
Original Bogies/Wheelsets No
Additional Notes Specialist Departmental vehicle, built new (57 ft as per BG). Originally inspection saloon; converted by BR in mid-1980s to track recording car. 2001: Serco further modified it when a generator set was installed. Original bogies replaced by B4 type P 05/15 and to Williton, West Somerset Railway for assessment of costs of overhaul and restoration back to inspection saloon. By 11/17: overhaul complete; livery changed to BR maroon. 08/20: offered for sale.
Owner Private
External Structural Condition Good
Internal Structural Condition Good
Underframe Condition Good
External Finish Good
Internal Finish Good
Degree of External Originality As left Departmental service
Degree of Internal Originality As left Departmental service
Degree of Underframe/Running Gear Originality As left Departmental service
Degree of External Authenticity Good
Degree of Internal Authenticity Good
Degree of Underframe Authenticity Good
Rarity Unique
Historical Importance some Interest, Modest Consequence
Storage Secure Open
Operating Yes
Survey Date 13/09/2015
Surveyor David Wigley
Photo Date 04/11/2017
Photo by Paul Dunn
At Risk No
Date Record Last Updated 31/08/2020

Mike Haddon 12/06/2015: view of other side and earlier condition
Mike Haddon 12/06/2015: view of other side and earlier condition


 

 
















 

 

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