BR 3131 Mk 1 First Open built 1963

BR 3131 Mk 1 First Open built 1963

BR 3131 Mk 1 First Open built 1963
BR 3131 Mk 1 First Open built 1963

 

Present Location Spa Valley
County Location Kent
Designed For BR
Build Location Swindon
Built by BR
Diagram number 73
Lot number 30717
Type FO
First Number 3131
Later Numbers M3131, E3131
Present Number 3131
Gauge 4ft 8 1/2in
Wheel Arrangement 4-w bogies
Original Underframe Yes
Original Bogies/Wheelsets Yes
Additional Notes Centre doors sealed. Latterly owned by EWS/DBS. P 04/13 by WSR Association. 12/18: purchased by Spa Valley Railway for use on Dining Trains but at Cranmore Traincare and Maintenance Services (ESR) for overhaul prior to move to Tunbridge Wells. 04/20: moved to Spa Valley following major overhaul; the plan is to restore the interior as closely as possible to its original 1960s appearance with horse chestnut leaf moquette.
Owner Spa Valley Railway
External Structural Condition Very Good
Internal Structural Condition Very Good
Underframe Condition Very Good
Internal Finish Fair
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 Very Good
Degree of Underframe Authenticity Good
Rarity Many
Historical Importance some Interest, Modest Consequence
Storage Secure Open
Operating No
Survey Date 13/09/2015
Surveyor D Wigley
Photo Date 14/02/2019
Photo by Tim Robbins
At Risk No
Date Record Last Updated 30/04/2020


 

 










 



 

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