LBSCR 270 Perishable traffic van ('Grande Vitesse Traffic') built 1908

LBSCR 270 Perishable traffic van ('Grande Vitesse Traffic') built 1908

LBSCR 270 Perishable traffic van ('Grande Vitesse Traffic') built 1908
LBSCR 270 Perishable traffic van ('Grande Vitesse Traffic') built 1908

 

Present Location Bluebell
County Location West Sussex
Designed For LBSCR
Build Location Brighton
Diagram number 232, SR 975
Type PMVZ
First Number 270
Later Numbers SR 2178, 1525S, DS1525
Present Number 270
Gauge 4ft 8 1/2in
Wheel Arrangement 6 wheel
Original Underframe Yes
Original Bogies/Wheelsets Yes
Additional Notes 'Grande Vitesse Traffic' London/Newhaven. Perishable traffic van. P 5/64: now S&T workshop. 13T. By 9/07 under restoration in own plastic "tent" adjacent to Horsted Keynes carriage shed. Later into workshop. By 08/15: restoration complete. During 2018: new braking system fitted - all manufactured in-house.
Owner Bluebell Railway
External Structural Condition Fair
Internal Structural Condition Fair
Underframe Condition Fair
External Finish Poor and Incomplete
Internal Finish Poor and Incomplete
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 Good
Degree of Internal Authenticity Good
Degree of Underframe Authenticity Good
Rarity Unique
Historical Importance of some Importance
Storage Open
Operating No
Survey Date 25/08/2004
Surveyor Kevin Stroud
Photo Date 08/08/2015
Photo by Steve West
At Risk No
Date Record Last Updated 14/09/2019

As seen 1 Nov 11: photo, Steve West
As seen 1 Nov 11: photo, Steve West

RIchard Salmon 01/03/1997 Pre-restoration condition
RIchard Salmon 01/03/1997 Pre-restoration condition


 

 










 





 

 

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