GWR 249 Clerestory Family Saloon (later Directors' Saloon) built 1894

GWR 249 Clerestory Family Saloon (later Directors' Saloon) built 1894

GWR 249 Clerestory Family Saloon (later Directors' Saloon) built 1894
GWR 249 Clerestory Family Saloon (later Directors' Saloon) built 1894

 

Present Location South Devon
County Location Devon
Designed For GWR
Build Location Swindon
Diagram number G3
Lot number 745
Type BFO
First Number 249
Later Numbers 8249, 9045, 80978
Present Number 249
Gauge 4ft 8 1/2in
Wheel Arrangement 4-w bogies
Original Underframe Yes
Original Bogies/Wheelsets Yes
Additional Notes Family Saloon, converted to GWR Directors' Saloon pre-1907. Rebuilt as DE's Saloon (Plymouth District) in 1940. W 1963, P privately 1965, resold 1992. Used in Queen Victoria's Royal Train 1897?? Original etched glass in clerestory. New (non authentic) seating. Newer photo (02/13) photo below.
Owner Private
External Structural Condition Satisfactory
Internal Structural Condition Satisfactory
Underframe Condition Good
External Finish Satisfactory
Internal Finish Satisfactory
Degree of External Originality As built/last Passenger rebuild (BR or before)
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 Good
Degree of Internal Authenticity Poor
Degree of Underframe Authenticity Good
Rarity Unique
Historical Importance of some Importance
Storage Under Cover
Operating Yes
Survey Date 30/08/2008
Surveyor Kevin Stroud
Photo Date 07/06/2003
At Risk No
Date Record Last Updated 27/04/2016

As seen 02/13.
As seen 02/13.


 

 

















 

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