LNWR 74 Clerestory semi-Royal Saloon built 1903

LNWR 74 Clerestory semi-Royal Saloon built 1903

LNWR 74 Clerestory semi-Royal Saloon built 1903
LNWR 74 Clerestory semi-Royal Saloon built 1903

 

Present Location Polhill, near Halstead
County Location Kent
Designed For LNWR
Build Location Wolverton
Diagram number 1
Type SPEC
First Number 74
Later Numbers 5074, 10506, 806
Present Number 806
Current Livery LNWR
Gauge 4ft 8 1/2in
Wheel Arrangement 4-w bogies
Original Underframe Yes
Original Bogies/Wheelsets Yes
Additional Notes W 1971. Only survivor of Wolverton "Senior" Special Traffic vehicles. Original carpets, seats missing. P ca 1973 7029 Clun Castle Ltd. Private owner Tyseley 1994. To Bluebell 10/00. New roof, LMS wartime lake livery 2001 (see second additional photo below). Part of 'Golden Arrow' dining train. Offered for sale by end of 2012. To Lavender Line 03/14, where it was still for sale. By 03/17: now sold and believed to be in the ownership of a film company. By 02/04/17: located in the car park of the Calcutta Club Indian Restaurant beside the A224 London Road at Polhill,near Halstead (north of Sevenoaks), Kent (postcode TN14 7AA). By 10/18: restaurant now named Mumbai Central and intention would appear to be to convert this vehicle for use as a dining room for the restaurant with steps bolted on to it (see second additional photo below) but project appears to be making slow progress - some rust and peeling paintwork now evident.
External Structural Condition Good
Internal Structural Condition Good
Underframe Condition Good
External Finish Good
Internal Finish Good
Degree of External Originality Some replaced/reproduced material
Degree of Internal Originality Some replaced/reproduced material
Degree of Underframe/Running Gear Originality As built/last Passenger rebuild (BR or before)
Degree of External Authenticity Very Good
Degree of Internal Authenticity Fair
Degree of Underframe Authenticity Good
Rarity Unique
Historical Importance Very Important
Storage Open
Operating No
Survey Date 25/08/2004
Surveyor Kevin Stroud
Photo Date 02/08/2015
Photo by Steve West
At Risk No
Date Record Last Updated 02/11/2018

Steve West 11/2011. LMS wartime crimson lake livery
Steve West 11/2011. LMS wartime crimson lake livery

Thomas Baldwin 29/10/2018: latest view - see Notes above
Thomas Baldwin 29/10/2018: latest view - see Notes above


 

 










 





 

 

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