GWR 7545 Toplight Brake Corridor Tri-Composite built 1907

GWR 7545 Toplight Brake Corridor Tri-Composite built 1907

GWR 7545 Toplight Brake Corridor Tri-Composite built 1907
GWR 7545 Toplight Brake Corridor Tri-Composite built 1907

 

Present Location Swindon Cricklade
County Location Swindon
Designed For GWR
Build Location Swindon
Diagram number E83
Lot number 1138
Type BCK
First Number 7545
Later Numbers KDW7545 079076
Gauge 4ft 8 1/2in
Wheel Arrangement 4-w bogies
Original Underframe Yes
Original Bogies/Wheelsets Yes
Additional Notes P 1981. Sold privately 8/01, then needing extensive work. By 7/05 undergoing full restoration at Hayes Knoll Workshop. Joined 03/06 by 3898 for restoration by same team. Additional photos below show progress of restoration from 2001 condition onwards. 05/19: internal work is now in progress on compartments - see first additional photo.
External Structural Condition Poor but Substantially Complete
Internal Structural Condition Poor and Incomplete
Underframe Condition Fair
External Finish Poor and Incomplete
Degree of External Originality As left Departmental service
Degree of Internal Originality As left Departmental service
Degree of Underframe/Running Gear Originality As left Departmental service
Degree of External Authenticity Good
Degree of Internal Authenticity Poor
Degree of Underframe Authenticity Good
Rarity Few
Historical Importance Very Important
Storage Secure Building
Operating No
Survey Date 13/03/1999
Surveyor David Wigley
Photo Date 18/05/2019
Photo by Bradley Wurth
At Risk No
Date Record Last Updated 27/06/2019

Bradley Wurth 18/05/2019: work in progress on one of compartments
Bradley Wurth 18/05/2019: work in progress on one of compartments

Byron Chamberlain 14/11/2001
Byron Chamberlain 14/11/2001

Steve West 05/07/2015: progress on restoration
Steve West 05/07/2015: progress on restoration


 

 

















 

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