GWR 566 or 571 Six-wheel luggage composite (body only) built 1886

GWR 566 or 571 Six-wheel luggage composite (body only) built 1886

GWR 566  or  571 Six-wheel luggage composite (body only) built 1886
GWR 566 or 571 Six-wheel luggage composite (body only) built 1886

 

Present Location Llanelli and Mynydd Mawr
County Location Carmarthenshire
Designed For GWR
Diagram number U16 or U20 or U21
Type CY
First Number 566 or 571
Later Numbers 2033 or 2038
Gauge 4ft 8 1/2in
Wheel Arrangement Body only
Original Underframe No
Original Bogies/Wheelsets No
Additional Notes Originally built for the broad gauge but with a standard gauge body (566 or 571) having four Third Class compartments and a central Guard's compartment. Put on a standard gauge u/f ca. 1894 (2033 or 2038) - see photo below, courtesy Richard Spratt. Later converted to four compartments with two central lavatories and an end luggage compartment. W 1931. 2003 donated to Llanelli & Mynydd Mawr Railway following death of previous owner who had it grounded in Llanelli, from where recovered to Llangennech and then to Cynheidre (6 miles N of Llanelli) 11/07. Long-term restoration project by LMMR. 01/18: noted that one of the doors bears the number 8547. 01/18: reported that the current plan is to mount the two GWR carriages owned by LMMR on the underframes of tube wagons ADB 730579 and ADB 732744 now purchased by the Railway.
Owner Llanelli & Mynydd Mawr Railway
External Structural Condition Satisfactory
Internal Structural Condition Fair
Underframe Condition Not Applicable
External Finish Derelict/Not Present
Internal Finish Derelict/Not Present
Degree of Underframe/Running Gear Originality Not Applicable
Degree of Underframe Authenticity Not Applicable
Rarity Unique
Historical Importance of some Importance
Storage Secure Building
Operating No
Survey Date 05/02/2005
Surveyor Kevin Stroud
Photo Date 01/06/2004
Photo by Kevin Stroud
At Risk No
Date Record Last Updated 02/11/2021



 

 










 





 

 

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