BR 3247 Mk 2e First Open built 1972

BR 3247 Mk 2e First Open built 1972

BR 3247 Mk 2e First Open built 1972
BR 3247 Mk 2e First Open built 1972

 

Present Location Carnforth
County Location Lancashire
Designed For BR
Build Location Derby
Built by BR
Diagram number 82
Lot number 30843
Type FO
First Number 3247
Later Numbers Chatsworth
Present Number Chatsworth
Current Livery Pullman (pseudo - Belmond Northern Belle)
Gauge 4ft 8 1/2in
Wheel Arrangement 4-w bogies
Original Underframe Yes
Original Bogies/Wheelsets Yes
Additional Notes 1999 VSOE Regency Rail, then in 2000 to Northern Belle. In pseudi-Pullman maroon/cream Northern Belle livery, named Chatsworth (previously carried by FO 3066)'Pullman' table lamps etc. Ownership transferred to the Belmond Group early 2014. As at 02/15: in Northern Belle Set CP22, based at Crewe South Yard. 02/17: to Kidderminster when Severn Valley Railway secured 10-year contract to service and stable there the Northern Belle carriage set. By 02/20: based at Carnforth.
External Structural Condition Very Good
Internal Structural Condition Very Good
Underframe Condition Very Good
External Finish Good
Internal Finish Very Good
Degree of External Originality As built/last Passenger rebuild (BR or before)
Degree of Internal Originality Conversion/rebuild/reproduction
Degree of Underframe/Running Gear Originality As built/last Passenger rebuild (BR or before)
Degree of External Authenticity Very Good
Degree of Internal Authenticity Not Applicable
Degree of Underframe Authenticity Very Good
Rarity Many
Historical Importance no Immediate Importance/Not Applicable
Storage Secure Open
Operating Yes
Survey Date 30/08/2006
Surveyor Kevin Stroud
Photo Date 15/06/2021
Photo by Steve West
At Risk No
Date Record Last Updated 12/07/2021

Steve West 14/04/2017: earlier view of other side
Steve West 14/04/2017: earlier view of other side


 

 










 





 

 

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