BR 5278 Mk 2a Tourist Second Open built 1968

BR 5278 Mk 2a Tourist Second Open built 1968

BR 5278 Mk 2a Tourist Second Open built 1968
BR 5278 Mk 2a Tourist Second Open built 1968

 

Present Location Carnforth
County Location Lancashire
Designed For BR
Build Location Derby
Built by BR
Diagram number 86
Lot number 30776
Type TSO
First Number 5278
Later Numbers Melisande
Present Number 5278
Current Livery West Coast Railways maroon
Gauge 4ft 8 1/2in
Wheel Arrangement 4-w bogies
Original Underframe Yes
Original Bogies/Wheelsets Yes
Additional Notes P.2002 by Wessex Trains. Repainted at Tyseley in pseudo-Pullman livery for 'Excalibur Express' service. Moved with Wessex Trains to Carnforth 2008, still in 'Excalibur Express' set (see amin photo). Sold to WCRC 2011; Excalibur set disbanded and this vehicle repainted from pseudo-Pullman to West Coast Railways maroon and name removed. (Used in Jacobite set 2013). 02/20: confirmed still based at Carnforth.
Owner West Coast Railway Company
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 06/04/2003
Surveyor Byron Chamberlain
Photo Date 17/04/2009
Photo by Dan Adkins
At Risk No
Date Record Last Updated 21/04/2020


 

 










 



 

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