Pullman SECR 43 Sapphire Parlour First built 1910

Pullman SECR 43 Sapphire Parlour First built 1910

Pullman SECR 43 Sapphire Parlour First built 1910
Pullman SECR 43 Sapphire Parlour First built 1910


Present Location East Kent
County Location Kent
Designed For Pullman SECR
Built by BRCW
Diagram number G
Type PFP
First Number 43 Sapphire
Later Numbers NAAFI 37, P.51
Present Number Sapphire
Gauge 4ft 8 1/2in
Wheel Arrangement 4-w bogies
Original Underframe Yes
Original Bogies/Wheelsets Yes
Additional Notes Car G. Rebuilt 1937, NAAFI 1942-8, W 1960 then BR(S) Holiday Coach. Ashford then Isfield 1984. Restored by Allen Industries, Woolwich: then 1988 to restaurant in Seaburn with Pullmans 102 and 99, also BR Mk 1 4328. Connections, vents, 15' of one side (with 102) missing. Tables, chairs replaced. The by then derelict property purchased by Sunderland City Council 08/12 and advertised by them as to let. Hotel reopened as "Pullman Hotel, Bar and Restaurant" in 2013 after major refurbishment, this including the three Pullmans. Steve West's second photo (below) shows the other end of this vehicle. 11/16: Sunderland City Council, owners of the freehold of the site, advise that the whole complex site is now closed and will be redeveloped in early 2017. 03/17: the three Pullmans moved to Barrow Hill for assessment and restoration work before being moved to a permanent location at Folkestone as part of the Harbour Station / Seafront redevelopment. 06/06/2017: moved to East Kent Railway, arriving today. By 03/18: sheeted (see second additional photo below).
Owner Folkestone Harbour Company
External Structural Condition Good
Internal Structural Condition Very Good
Underframe Condition Poor but Substantially Complete
External Finish Very Good
Internal Finish Very Good
Degree of External Originality Much 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 Fair
Degree of Underframe Authenticity Very Good
Rarity Few
Historical Importance some Interest, Modest Consequence
Storage Secure Open
Operating No
Survey Date 25/08/2005
Surveyor Kevin Stroud
Photo Date 04/05/2014
Photo by Steve West
At Risk No
Date Record Last Updated 21/04/2018

Cristopher Hurst 24/03/2018
Cristopher Hurst 24/03/2018




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