BR 14097 Mk 2a Brake Corridor First built 1968

BR 14097 Mk 2a Brake Corridor First built 1968

BR 14097 Mk 2a Brake Corridor First built 1968
BR 14097 Mk 2a Brake Corridor First built 1968

 

Present Location Carnforth
County Location Lancashire
Designed For BR
Build Location Derby
Built by BR
Diagram number 163 / AB105
Lot number 30786
Type BFK
First Number 14097
Later Numbers 17097 35518 Merlin
Present Number 35518
Gauge 4ft 8 1/2in
Wheel Arrangement 4-w bogies
Original Underframe Yes
Original Bogies/Wheelsets Yes
Additional Notes P 2002 by Wessex Trains. Initially located at Tyseley but after a short stay moved to Lancastrian Carriage & Wagon Ltd at Heysham Business Park, Middleton, near Heysham. Repainted in pseudo-Pullman livery and named 'MERLIN'. Moved to Old Oak Common in 2003 for use in 'Excalibur Express' set and also as a support coach for 34067 'TANGMERE'. Then to Ian Riley Engineering by 11/05, based at East Lancs Railway. Later to a subsidiary Company of West Coast Railway Co. By 12/07: at Southall and also in green livery with name removed. By 09/18: at Carnforth. 08/20: confirmed still 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 Several
Historical Importance no Immediate Importance/Not Applicable
Storage Secure Open
Survey Date 06/04/2003
Surveyor Byron Chamberlain
Photo Date 27/08/2020
Photo by Craig Browning
At Risk No
Date Record Last Updated 04/10/2020

John Silverthorne 01/08/2007: earlier view
John Silverthorne 01/08/2007: earlier view


 

 










 





 

 

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