BR 43043 Mk 1 non-gangwayed Lavatory Composite built 1954

BR 43043 Mk 1 non-gangwayed Lavatory Composite built 1954

BR 43043 Mk 1 non-gangwayed Lavatory Composite built 1954
BR 43043 Mk 1 non-gangwayed Lavatory Composite built 1954

 

Present Location Great Central
County Location Leicestershire
Designed For BR
Build Location Doncaster
Built by BR
Diagram number 313
Lot number 30094
Type CL
First Number 43043
Later Numbers E43043
Present Number E43043
Current Livery BR Maroon
Gauge 4ft 8 1/2in
Wheel Arrangement 4-w bogies
Original Underframe Yes
Original Bogies/Wheelsets Yes
Additional Notes P 1978 by RVP member, stored at Hertford till 1979: NVR till 1982, then Great Central. Ex-BR condition, unrestored. Windows boarded. (Note: 48001, previously on the Churnet Valley and now on the North Norfolk Railway, was for a time incorrectly lettered '43043'). By 09/15 at East Somerset Railway. By 04/17: restoration work now under way by Cranmore Traincare and Maintenance Services. 04/19: to Great Central Railway on completion of restoration work: there it will be paired with 53100 (qv) in use on Mountsorrel branch line.
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 Good
Degree of Internal Authenticity Good
Degree of Underframe Authenticity Good
Rarity Several
Historical Importance some Interest, Modest Consequence
Storage Secure Open
Operating Yes
Survey Date 08/09/2007
Surveyor Kevin Stroud
Photo Date 22/09/2021
Photo by Robert Davidson
At Risk No
Date Record Last Updated 30/10/2021

Steve West 28/04/2019: view after restoration
Steve West 28/04/2019: view after restoration

Steve West 06/09/2015. Earlier view
Steve West 06/09/2015. Earlier view

Barrie Papworth 03/04/2017: another earlier view
Barrie Papworth 03/04/2017: another earlier view


 

 

















 

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