GWR 2540 Six-wheel Picnic Saloon (body only) built 1896

GWR 2540 Six-wheel Picnic Saloon (body only) built 1896

GWR 2540 Six-wheel Picnic Saloon (body only) built 1896
GWR 2540 Six-wheel Picnic Saloon (body only) built 1896


Present Location South Devon Railway
County Location Devon
Designed For GWR
Build Location Swindon
Diagram number G20
Lot number 824
Type SAL
First Number 2540
Later Numbers 9346
Present Number 9346
Current Livery GWR chocolate and cream
Gauge 4ft 8 1/2in
Wheel Arrangement Body only
Original Underframe No
Original Bogies/Wheelsets No
Additional Notes W 1938, then as "Kozie Kott" at Cove, nr Bampton - lived in for 65 years. P and to SDR 8/03: external condition good, but missing door and one end (where fireplace was!) needed to be rebuilt, also most of interior. On wagon chassis and externally painted by 3/06. 08/08: OOU - in need of new roof covering (see second additional photo below). 12/17: latest condition shown in main photo at Buckfastleigh.
Owner South Devon Railway Trust
External Structural Condition Good
Internal Structural Condition Fair
Underframe Condition Not Applicable
External Finish Good
Internal Finish Satisfactory
Degree of External Originality As built/last Passenger rebuild (BR or before)
Degree of Internal Originality Conversion/rebuild/reproduction
Degree of Underframe/Running Gear Originality Not Applicable
Degree of External Authenticity Good
Degree of Internal Authenticity Poor
Degree of Underframe Authenticity Not Applicable
Rarity Unique
Historical Importance Some Importance
Storage Secure Open
Operating No
Survey Date 17/09/2015
Surveyor D. Wigley
Photo Date 28/12/2017
Photo by Geoff Clark
At Risk No
Date Record Last Updated 22/12/2022

Steve West 16/08/2013
Steve West 16/08/2013

Kevin Stroud 30/08/2008: earlier condition
Kevin Stroud 30/08/2008: earlier condition






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