LYR 247 TK, later Medical Officer's Saloon built 1910

LYR 247 TK, later Medical Officer's Saloon built 1910

LYR 247 TK, later Medical Officer's Saloon built 1910
LYR 247 TK, later Medical Officer's Saloon built 1910

 

Present Location Peak Rail
County Location Derbyshire
Designed For LYR
Build Location Newton Heath
Diagram number 90; 150
Lot number E32
Type SPEC
First Number 247
Later Numbers 5902, 10825, 45017
Present Number 10825
Current Livery LMSR
Gauge 4ft 8 1/2in
Wheel Arrangement 4-w bogies
Original Underframe Yes
Original Bogies/Wheelsets Yes
Additional Notes Built as 8 compt 2-lav TK Lot W30, then in 1917 converted to Staff Car B No 5902 for US Continental Ambulance Train 59. 1923: rebuilt by LMS as Medical Officer's staff medical examination car numbered 10825 - used for conducting eyesight tests etc. P 1972 by Historic Rolling Stock Group at Severn Valley Railway but to Dinting 74-90 and then to Museum of Science and Invention in Manchester. There restoration to 1923 Medical Saloon condition was carried out except for one end and a 10ft length of one side which were left unfinished to show public to how a carriage was constructed (see main photo). 01/18: ownership transferred to LMS Carriage Association - and 04/18 moved to Peak Rail site at Rowsley South for restoration to be completed: flexible large saloon will have appropriate seating and in conjunction with the two smaller saloons will allow daily running with disabled access, as well as use for dining, private parties, education and training, hospitality and filming contracts. 07/18: there is now a You Tube video on the history and restoration of this vehicle - at the following link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PBP3h_8HHs0
Owner LMS Carriage Association
External Structural Condition Good
Internal Structural Condition Good
Underframe Condition Good
External Finish Very Good
Internal Finish Fair
Degree of External Originality Much replaced/reproduced material
Degree of Internal Originality Much replaced/reproduced material
Degree of Underframe/Running Gear Originality As left Departmental service
Degree of External Authenticity Good
Degree of Internal Authenticity Fair
Degree of Underframe Authenticity Good
Rarity Unique
Historical Importance of some Importance
Storage Secure Open
Operating No
Survey Date 15/07/2005
Surveyor Kevin Stroud
Photo Date 15/05/2018
Photo by Paul Abell
At Risk No
Date Record Last Updated 23/07/2018

Steve West 12/08/2017: earlier view from other end
Steve West 12/08/2017: earlier view from other end


 

 

















 

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