BR 80301 Post Office Sorting Carriage built 1959

BR 80301 Post Office Sorting Carriage built 1959

BR 80301 Post Office Sorting Carriage built 1959
BR 80301 Post Office Sorting Carriage built 1959

 

Present Location Great Central
County Location Leicestershire
Designed For BR
Build Location Wolverton
Built by BR
Diagram number NS501
Lot number 30486
Type POS
First Number 80301
Later Numbers E80301
Present Number W80301
Current Livery Royal Mail TPO red
Gauge 4ft 8 1/2in
Wheel Arrangement 4-w bogies
Original Underframe Yes
Original Bogies/Wheelsets No
Additional Notes 2nd BR built PO Sorter. P 1998 by RVP members. B5 bogies. ETH fitted, steam heat, mail exchange equipment, some minor interior items removed. 2002 Repainted into original livery. 2006-7 traductor arm and catching net fitted and operational. Some minor internal work outstanding. By 09/16: at Burton upon Trent (Nemesis Rail) for overhaul following collision. By 12/16: returned to Great Central Railway following repairs.
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 Some replaced/reproduced material
Degree of Internal Originality Some replaced/reproduced material
Degree of Underframe/Running Gear Originality As built/last Passenger rebuild (BR or before)
Degree of External Authenticity Very Good
Degree of Internal Authenticity Good
Degree of Underframe Authenticity Very Good
Rarity Several
Historical Importance of some Importance
Storage Secure Open
Operating Yes
Survey Date 08/09/2007
Surveyor Kevin Stroud
Photo Date 13/07/2013
Photo by Alan Tagg
At Risk No
Date Record Last Updated 30/10/2021

Steve West 25/01/2019: later view of other side
Steve West 25/01/2019: later view of other side

Robert Davidson 22/09/2021: more recent view
Robert Davidson 22/09/2021: more recent view


 

 

















 

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