BR 81448 Mk 1 Gangwayed Full Brake (later generator van) built 1958

BR 81448 Mk 1 Gangwayed Full Brake (later generator van) built 1958

BR 81448 Mk 1 Gangwayed Full Brake (later generator van) built 1958
BR 81448 Mk 1 Gangwayed Full Brake (later generator van) built 1958

 

Present Location Burton upon Trent (Nemesis Rail)
County Location Staffordshire
Designed For BR
Built by Pressed Steel
Diagram number 711
Lot number 30400
Type BG
First Number 81448
Later Numbers 975325 W6310
Present Number W6310
Current Livery Riviera Trains chocolate and cream
Gauge 4ft 8 1/2in
Wheel Arrangement 4-w bogies
Original Underframe Yes
Original Bogies/Wheelsets Yes
Additional Notes Former Gangwayed Brake 81448 equipped with an ETS Generator in mid- to late-1970s and used for a time to provide train supply to locomotive-hauled MK3 High Speed Train stock, branded HST GENERATOR CAR for the purpose. Based at the RTC Derby throughout this period, it was later transferred to Crewe and Old Oak Common where it was renumbered 6310. Transferred to Eastleigh upon closure of Old Oak Common where it saw continued use within the Riviera Trains Chocolate and Cream charter set. Operating base moved to Nemesis Rail, Burton upon Trent.
Owner Riviera Trains
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 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 Very Good
Degree of Internal Authenticity Very Good
Degree of Underframe Authenticity Very Good
Rarity Many
Historical Importance no Immediate Importance/Not Applicable
Storage Secure Open
Operating Yes
Survey Date 07/04/2004
Surveyor Byron Chamberlain
Photo Date 02/07/2022
Photo by Steve West
At Risk No
Date Record Last Updated 26/02/2023

Phil Hamilton 06/11/2009: earlier view of other side
Phil Hamilton 06/11/2009: earlier view of other side


 

 
















 

 

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