Pullman SR CAR NO 36 Pullman Parlour Brake Third built 1926

Pullman SR CAR NO 36 Pullman Parlour Brake Third built 1926

Pullman SR CAR NO 36 Pullman Parlour Brake Third built 1926
Pullman SR CAR NO 36 Pullman Parlour Brake Third built 1926

 

Present Location Bluebell
County Location West Sussex
Designed For Pullman SR
Built by BRCW
Diagram number K
Type BTP
First Number CAR NO 36
Later Numbers 194, 36, MORELLA, 99204, HERMIONE
Present Number None
Current Livery Pullman
Gauge 4ft 8 1/2in
Wheel Arrangement 4-w bogies
Original Underframe Yes
Original Bogies/Wheelsets Yes
Additional Notes Car K. Used initially on 'Southern Belle' service. Seating reduced from 54 to 42 in 1929. Remodelled at Pullman Car Works in 1946 with 46 seats as Car 194 Second and allocated first to 'Golden Arrow' then to 'Devon Belle'. Remodelled again in 1951 as Car No 36 Second - oval cathedral lavatory replaced by square type in line with those fitted to the 1951/1952 ‘U’ type cars - for use with those on 'Golden Arrow 'service. Finally, it was on the 'Bournemouth Belle' at the time it was withdrawn in 1967. P 1968 by Bulmers, moved to Hereford. All tables and seating removed and replaced with bench-type seating (44 places) as part of conversion to cinema car for use in the 'Cider Train'; external livery changed to Bulmer’s red, green and white; renamed MORELLA. Sold to VSOE 1986, at Swindon until 1987 and then Stewarts Lane until 1988. There it was refurbished, including repainting in Pullman livery and application to body sides of HERMIONE name before move to Colne Valley Railway (1988). 'Car No.36' still carried internally and seating changed at Colne Valley to 42 places in 2x1 arrangement. 11/19: privately purchased for eventual use in the Bluebell Railway's 'Golden Arrow' service; moved there 14/01/2020. At Bluebell it will be stored until restoration of Car 54 (qv) is completed. Work to be undertaken then requires, at a minimum. rewiring (from 240V AC to 24V DC), provision of steam heat, fitting luggage racks (actually hat racks), and re-instatement of the missing partition, which it is believed is still in existence, as well as some mechanical and bodywork maintenance; the existing non-Pullman seating was retained by the Colne Valley Railway as Bluebell Railway will fit original third class Pullman-type seating in due course (suitable seating already available there to equip most of the Car).
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 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 Very Good
Degree of Internal Authenticity Very Good
Degree of Underframe Authenticity Very Good
Rarity Several
Historical Importance some Interest, Modest Consequence
Storage Secure Open
Operating Yes
Survey Date 29/08/2009
Surveyor Kevin Stroud
Photo Date 29/08/2009
Photo by Kevin Stroud
At Risk No
Date Record Last Updated 23/01/2020


 

 














 

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