BR 81023 Mk 1 BG (converted to Generator Van) built 1956

BR 81023 Mk 1 BG (converted to Generator Van) built 1956


Present Location Carnforth
County Location Lancashire
Designed For BR
Built by Cravens
Diagram number 711
Lot number 30224
Type BG
First Number 81023
Later Numbers 92025, 92925, 6312, 81023
Present Number 6312
Current Livery West Coast Railways maroon
Gauge 4ft 8 1/2in
Wheel Arrangement 4-w bogies
Original Underframe Yes
Original Bogies/Wheelsets Yes
Additional Notes P 1996 by Flying Scotsman Railways. On B4 bogies. Renumbered 92025 in 1983: MAY have become 92925: then Generator Van as 6312. On Severn Valley 06/97, later at Carnforth as generator van 6312. Late 2016: seen in mainline use again as a generator van with WCRC as 6312 - numbering and use both confirmed again in 11/17. 02/20: confirmed still based at Carnforth.
Owner West Coast Railway Company
External Structural Condition Fair
Internal Structural Condition Poor but Substantially Complete
Underframe Condition Satisfactory
External Finish Satisfactory
Internal Finish Poor but Substantially Complete
Degree of External Originality Conversion/rebuild/reproduction
Degree of Internal Originality Conversion/rebuild/reproduction
Degree of Underframe/Running Gear Originality Conversion/rebuild/reproduction
Degree of External Authenticity Fair
Degree of Internal Authenticity Fair
Degree of Underframe Authenticity Good
Rarity n/a
Historical Importance no Immediate Importance/Not Applicable
Storage Secure Open
Operating Yes
Survey Date 28/06/1997
Surveyor JL
At Risk No
Date Record Last Updated 05/05/2020





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