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 Colne Valley
County Location Essex
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. Seating reduced from 54 to 42 in 1929. Remodelled at Pullamn Car Works in 1946 with 46 seats as Car 194 Second; and 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. Used on 'Golden Arrow 'service. 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, to be moved there from Colne Valley Railway in New Year 2020 (after use in Santa Specials). On arrival at Bluebell it will be stored until work to modify electrics from 240v AC internal lighting supply to normal carriage power and install steam heating can be done; other tasks will be to source hat racks and table lamps (currently missing), as well as installing third class Pullman seating (Bluebell Railway already has suitable seating available 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 22/11/2019





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