GWR 5539 5-compartment Collett Brake Third built 1928

GWR 5539 5-compartment Collett Brake Third built 1928

GWR 5539 5-compartment Collett Brake Third built 1928
GWR 5539 5-compartment Collett Brake Third built 1928

 

Present Location Wishaw
County Location Warwickshire
Designed For GWR
Build Location Swindon
Diagram number D101
Lot number 1392
Type BT
First Number 5539
Later Numbers DW150328
Present Number None
Gauge 4ft 8 1/2in
Wheel Arrangement 4-w bogies
Original Underframe Yes
Original Bogies/Wheelsets Yes
Additional Notes P 1967, SVR till 1973, stored till 1976 then at Llangollen (that Railway's first coach) till c 1986 then at Southport: to Blaenavon by 1996. Very poor condition - most of one side missing. Seating etc present. To Gloucs Warks 10/07 for restoration. 01/12: offered by Gloucs Warks Railway (on behalf of private owner) for sale or for lease. 01/17 and 04/17: noted that current condition is very poor and is structurally unsafe - and continues to deteriorate (see additional photos below). It is, however, unique: no other vehicle of this type has survived into preservation. 21/09/19: moved by road from Gloucestershire Warwickshire Railway (see final photo below) to Railway Support Services site at Rye Farm, Wishaw. Further information on the future plans for this vehicle would be welcomed.
Owner Private: Member of Gwent 108 Group
External Structural Condition Poor and Incomplete
Internal Structural Condition Poor and Incomplete
Underframe Condition Satisfactory
External Finish Derelict/Not Present
Internal Finish Poor and Incomplete
Degree of External Originality Not Applicable
Degree of Internal Originality Not Applicable
Degree of Underframe/Running Gear Originality As built/last Passenger rebuild (BR or before)
Degree of External Authenticity Not Applicable
Degree of Internal Authenticity Not Applicable
Degree of Underframe Authenticity Very Good
Rarity Unique
Historical Importance of some Importance
Storage Secure Open
Operating No
Survey Date 25/07/1999
Surveyor Michael Cope
Photo Date 01/06/2004
Photo by Byron Chamberlain
At Risk No
Date Record Last Updated 06/10/2019

Rod Wells 18/01/2017. Later condition
Rod Wells 18/01/2017. Later condition

Steve West 13/04/2017. Another view of later condition
Steve West 13/04/2017. Another view of later condition

GWSR C&W Blog 21/09/2019: prepared for move
GWSR C&W Blog 21/09/2019: prepared for move


 

 
















 

 

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