GER 853 2 compartment Four wheel Brake Third (body only) built 1899

GER 853 2 compartment Four wheel Brake Third (body only) built 1899

GER 853 2 compartment Four wheel Brake Third (body only) built 1899
GER 853 2 compartment Four wheel Brake Third (body only) built 1899

 

Present Location North Norfolk
County Location Norfolk
Designed For GER
Build Location Stratford
Built by GER
Diagram number 520
Type BTY
First Number 853
Current Livery GER maroon
Gauge 4ft 8 1/2in
Wheel Arrangement Body only
Original Underframe No
Original Bogies/Wheelsets No
Additional Notes 6 a side body: one of 27 built by 02/1900. Used on Liverpool to Enfield suburban services. W 1927. Grounded at Mattishall as part of a bungalow. P, donated to Midkand and Great Northern Joint Railway Society and to North Norfolk Railway 08/03 for eventual restoration using chassis of GNR 46 (qv). Built as a steel underframe vehicle - underframe still in position. Restoration began at end of 2005. By 03/10 resting on chassis of GNR 46 and in workshops for restoration. 02/18: unification of the body and underframe completed following 11 months' work rebuilding the running gear - so this body now has wheels for the first time in 91 years. 09/19: external lining and lettering now in progress, along with final touches to interior, which will include facilities for passengers in wheelchairs. 10/19: back into passenger service.
Owner Midland & Great Northern Joint Railway Society
Rarity Few
Historical Importance of some Importance
Storage Secure Building
Operating Yes
Photo Date 10/11/2015
Photo by Chris Moxon
At Risk No
Date Record Last Updated 07/10/2019


 

 










 



 

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