BR 81025 Mk 1 Gangwayed Full Brake built 1956

BR 81025 Mk 1 Gangwayed Full Brake built 1956

BR 81025 Mk 1 Gangwayed Full Brake built 1956
BR 81025 Mk 1 Gangwayed Full Brake built 1956


Present Location Bluebell
County Location West Sussex
Designed For BR
Built by Cravens
Diagram number 711
Lot number 30224
Type BG
First Number 81025
Later Numbers 84025 99783 Valiant Baggage Car Countess of York
Present Number Countess of York
Current Livery Pullman (pseudo)
Gauge 4ft 8 1/2in
Wheel Arrangement 4-w bogies
Original Underframe Yes
Original Bogies/Wheelsets Yes
Additional Notes P 1988 by MNLPS, at Bulmers until 1989; then Southall until sold in 1995. Refitted by Lancastrian C&W Heysham. Orient Express Northern Belle; then Railfilms, named "Valiant", in 1997. Bought 2007 by NRM for static catering use. Repainted in Pullman-style livery, refurbished, moved within the NRM site and renamed "Countess of York" as a superior catering facility, opened Winter 2014 - see second additional photo below dated 09/15. 06/23: moved from NRM York to Bluebell Railway for conversion to a kitchen and support vehicle for the Bluebell Pullman train.
Owner Bluebell Railway Trust
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 Some replaced/reproduced material
Degree of Internal Originality Much replaced/reproduced material
Degree of Underframe/Running Gear Originality As built/last Passenger rebuild (BR or before)
Degree of External Authenticity Fair
Degree of Internal Authenticity Poor
Degree of Underframe Authenticity Good
Rarity Many
Historical Importance no Immediate Importance/Not Applicable
Storage Secure Open
Operating No
Survey Date 30/08/2006
Surveyor Kevin Stroud
Photo Date 14/10/2023
Photo by Kian Hollow
At Risk No
Date Record Last Updated 20/11/2023

Steve West - as seen 02/09/2015
Steve West - as seen 02/09/2015






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