GWR 6479 Engineer's Saloon built 1910

GWR 6479 Engineer's Saloon built 1910

GWR 6479 Engineer's Saloon built 1910
GWR 6479 Engineer's Saloon built 1910


Present Location Pontypool Blaenavon
County Location Torfaen
Designed For GWR
Build Location Swindon
Diagram number Q1
Lot number 1170
First Number 6479
Later Numbers 80977
Present Number None
Gauge 4ft 8 1/2in
Wheel Arrangement 4-w bogies
Original Underframe Yes
Original Bogies/Wheelsets Yes
Additional Notes Gloucester District Engineer's Saloon built using u/f ex Manchester & Milford Railway Composite No. 14 (listed as No. 149 some sources) built Ashbury 1895, becoming GWR No. 7900 in 1906 and withdrawn 1908. P pre 1972, at S Devon till 1993. By 02/11 in Shed for "solebar up" rebuild - body frame reported as good but exterior woodwork very poor. Renovated and back into service by 09/13. For use with GER 63 on "Vintage Train" duties.
Owner Private
External Structural Condition Very Good
Internal Structural Condition Very Good
Underframe Condition Very Good
External Finish Very Good
Internal Finish 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 Good
Degree of Internal Authenticity Fair
Degree of Underframe Authenticity Good
Rarity Unique
Historical Importance Very Important
Storage Open
Operating Yes
Survey Date 25/07/1999
Surveyor Michael Cope
Photo Date 05/09/2015
Photo by Steve West
At Risk No
Date Record Last Updated 25/04/2016

Byron Chamberlain 01/06/2004 Earlier condition
Byron Chamberlain 01/06/2004 Earlier condition






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