Pullman BRS 305 Aquila Pullman Kitchen First built 1951

Pullman BRS 305 Aquila Pullman Kitchen First built 1951

Pullman BRS 305 Aquila Pullman Kitchen First built 1951
Pullman BRS 305 Aquila Pullman Kitchen First built 1951

 

Present Location Hewish
County Location North Somerset
Designed For Pullman BRS
Built by BRCW
Diagram number U
Type FK
First Number 305 Aquila
Later Numbers 99200 Aquila
Present Number Aquila
Current Livery Pullman
Gauge 4ft 8 1/2in
Wheel Arrangement 4-w bogies
Original Underframe Yes
Original Bogies/Wheelsets Yes
Additional Notes Car U. Built for the Festival of Britain in 1951 and used on 'Golden Arrow' service. Used by HM The Queen on a number of occasions, including March 1958 on ajourney to Windsor. P 1968 by Bulmers and at Hereford until. Sold to VSOE 1986, Swindon until 1987, then Stewarts Lane. Resold 1988, but not moved until 1989. Under extensive renovation when seen 08/13. 08/19: offered for sale. 11/19: moved from Colne Valley Railway to South Devon Railway, having been bought privately - in the new carriage shed at Buckfastleigh awaiting turn in the workshop (missing interior fittings being sought). 05/21: moved from South Devon Railway to Bluebell Railway. 08/23: offered for sale, following a review of the Bluebell's Pullman fleet and the future development of its Golden Arrow Pullman Train. Moved to Garden Park Garden Centre, Hewish, North Somerset
Grid Reference ST 40729 64356
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 As built/last Passenger rebuild (BR or before)
Degree of Internal Originality As built/last Passenger rebuild (BR or before)
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 Few
Historical Importance Some Interest
Storage Secure Building
Operating Yes
Survey Date 29/08/2009
Surveyor Kevin Stroud
Photo Date 28/08/2013
Photo by Steve West
At Risk No
Date Record Last Updated 03/11/2023



 

 










 






 

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