GER 308 Six-wheel Luggage Composite (body only) built 1887

GER 308 Six-wheel Luggage Composite (body only) built 1887

GER 308 Six-wheel Luggage Composite (body only) built 1887
GER 308 Six-wheel Luggage Composite (body only) built 1887

 

Present Location Whittlesey
County Location Cambridgeshire
Designed For GER
Build Location Stratford
Diagram number 219
Lot number N20
Type C
First Number 308
Later Numbers 6308 (?)
Present Number None
Gauge 4ft 8 1/2in
Wheel Arrangement Body only
Original Underframe Yes
Additional Notes 'Sunny Dene', 124 Peterborough Road, Whittlesey. Built 09/1887 as four compartment 32 ft six-wheeler. Outer compartments 1st Class, inner compartments 2nd Class with a central luggage compartment. 2nd Class downgraded to 3rd Class in 1893. Not remumbered by LNER. W 10/28. With GER 203 (qv) sold to Mr Walker in 1929 and placed in position together as a single dwelling (see second photograph below). Purchased by Holmes family (fair people) in 1935, passed down to Fletcher family ca. 1982. 09/18: confirmed both bodies still in situ and in use as a home.
Owner Private
Grid Reference TL 25483 97479
External Structural Condition Good
Internal Structural Condition Good
External Finish Fair
Internal Finish Fair
Degree of External Originality Conversion/rebuild/reproduction
Degree of Internal Originality Conversion/rebuild/reproduction
Degree of External Authenticity Fair
Degree of Internal Authenticity Fair
Rarity Few
Historical Importance some Interest, Modest Consequence
Storage Secure Open
Operating No
Survey Date 26/04/2012
Surveyor Gordon Maslin
Photo Date 26/04/2012
Photo by Gordon Maslin
At Risk No
Date Record Last Updated 07/09/2019

Steve West 28/07/2016. Another view.
Steve West 28/07/2016. Another view.

Steve West 28/07/2016. View of GER 308 and 203 paired as a dwelling
Steve West 28/07/2016. View of GER 308 and 203 paired as a dwelling


 

 
















 

 

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