GWR 9001 Collett 12 wheel Special Saloon built 1940

GWR 9001 Collett 12 wheel Special Saloon built 1940

GWR 9001 Collett 12 wheel Special Saloon built 1940
GWR 9001 Collett 12 wheel Special Saloon built 1940

 

Present Location Quainton
County Location Buckinghamshire
Designed For GWR
Build Location Swindon
Diagram number G62
Lot number 1626
Type SPEC
First Number 9001
Later Numbers 99106
Present Number 9001
Gauge 4ft 8 1/2in
Wheel Arrangement 6-w bogies
Original Underframe Yes
Original Bogies/Wheelsets Yes
Additional Notes 12-wheel VIP Saloon. Used by Churchill and Eisenhower during WWII; it is fitted with lounge, dining room, kitchen and pantry, and was also specially fitted with radio receiving gear. P 1968 on Severn Valley till 1976, then Tyseley till 1993, then GCR till 1997 (or so), then again Tyseley: reported to Yeovil by early 2001 but to Visitor Centre at Rewley Road Station 01/02.
Owner Birmingham Railway Museum
External Structural Condition Good
Internal Structural Condition Very Good
Underframe Condition Very Good
External Finish Satisfactory
Internal Finish 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 of some Importance
Storage Secure Building
Operating Yes
Survey Date 15/10/2002
Surveyor Michael Cope
Photo Date 20/07/2014
Photo by Steve West
At Risk No
Date Record Last Updated 13/12/2019


 

 














 

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