GNR 2178 Articulated (?) Six-wheel TPO (body only) built 1885

GNR 2178 Articulated (?) Six-wheel TPO (body only) built 1885

GNR 2178 Articulated (?) Six-wheel TPO (body only) built 1885
GNR 2178 Articulated (?) Six-wheel TPO (body only) built 1885

 

Present Location Nene Valley
County Location Peterborough
Designed For GNR
Build Location Doncaster
Type TPO
First Number 2178
Present Number 2178
Gauge 4ft 8 1/2in
Wheel Arrangement Body only
Original Underframe No
Original Bogies/Wheelsets No
Additional Notes Believed 6 wheel, possibly from articulated set of ca. 1885. To Balby, Doncaster, 1927. Used as shop/meeting room for Allotment Society. "2178" found under paint layers. No original equipment, roof lights, ventilators. To NVR 08/05. By 10/11 tarpaulined, on a wagon, and under cover. By 07/23: now located at Overton station - no longer on a wagon but still sheeted (see additional photo below): plan is to build a shed over the top of where it now sits to allow restoration to begin. 10/23: confirmed still in situ and still sheeted.
Owner Nene Valley Railway
External Structural Condition Good
Internal Structural Condition Good
Underframe Condition Not Applicable
External Finish Poor but Substantially Complete
Internal Finish Poor but Substantially Complete
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 Not Applicable
Degree of External Authenticity Very Good
Degree of Internal Authenticity Very Good
Degree of Underframe Authenticity Not Applicable
Rarity Unique
Historical Importance Some Importance
Storage Under Cover
Operating No
Survey Date 11/09/2006
Surveyor Gordon Maslin
Photo Date 27/04/2005
Photo by Byron Chamberlain
At Risk No
Date Record Last Updated 27/10/2023

Tim Ackerley 22/07/2023: see Notes above
Tim Ackerley 22/07/2023: see Notes above


 

 

















 

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