Pullman BRE 319 Snipe Pullman Kitchen First built 1960

Pullman BRE 319 Snipe Pullman Kitchen First built 1960

Pullman BRE 319  Snipe Pullman Kitchen First built 1960
Pullman BRE 319 Snipe Pullman Kitchen First built 1960

 

Present Location Hamilton
County Location South Lanarkshire
Designed For Pullman BRE
Built by Metro Cammell
Diagram number 130
Type FK
First Number 319 Snipe
Later Numbers 99965 Observation Car
Present Number 99965 Observation Car
Current Livery Belmond Royal Scotsman
Gauge 4ft 8 1/2in
Wheel Arrangement 4-w bogies
Original Underframe Yes
Original Bogies/Wheelsets Yes
Additional Notes Type B. P 1979 privately, on WSR until 1983, then SVR. Sold to GS&WR 1989 and rebuilt with end verandah as Observation Car for new 'Royal Scotsman': Based at Carnforth. Operationally based at Craigentinny (summer only), also by 1995, for a time, at Euston Downside. Ownership transferred to the Belmond Group early 2014. 11/17: set allocation updated from BT55 to EC00 along with winter stabling / maintenance transferred from Carnforth to Arlington Fleet Services Limited at Eastleigh. Arrangements further updated in 2019: 'The Royal Scotsman' now based at Assenta Rail, Earnock Sidings / E.G.Steele site, Hamilton. 09/23 : suffered significant internal damage at Aviemore after a rough shunt with steam locomotive 60103 'Flying Scotsman'; taken by road to Hamilton to be repaired; new double-glazed windows fitted for start of 2024 season.
Owner Belmond Group
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 Conversion/rebuild/reproduction
Degree of Underframe/Running Gear Originality Much replaced/reproduced material
Degree of External Authenticity Poor
Degree of Internal Authenticity None
Degree of Underframe Authenticity Poor
Rarity Several
Historical Importance no Immediate Importance/Not Applicable
Storage Secure Open
Operating Yes
Survey Date 14/09/2003
Surveyor Michael Cope
Photo Date 01/01/2024
Photo by Dave Henwood
At Risk No
Date Record Last Updated 15/04/2024

Steve West 05/06/2017: earlier view
Steve West 05/06/2017: earlier view

Dave Henwood: 2023 condition before incident at Aviemore (see Notes)
Dave Henwood: 2023 condition before incident at Aviemore (see Notes)


 

 










 






 

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