GWR 290 Dean Four wheel Composite First/Second built 1902

GWR 290 Dean Four wheel Composite First/Second built 1902

GWR 290 Dean Four wheel Composite First/Second built 1902
GWR 290 Dean Four wheel Composite First/Second built 1902

 

Present Location Didcot
County Location Oxfordshire
Designed For GWR
Build Location Swindon
Diagram number U4
Lot number 990
Type CY
First Number 290
Later Numbers 6290, DW29
Present Number 290 (chalk)
Gauge 4ft 8 1/2in
Wheel Arrangement 4 wheel
Original Underframe Yes
Original Bogies/Wheelsets Yes
Additional Notes P 1971 by GWS, on Severn Valley till 1973. Mansell wheels. Only GWR Composite 4-wheeler. Intention is to restore for use in GWS 'Vintage Train' - see also No. 975. Underframe restored by Autumn 2010: body restoration started 01/14. 04/19: bodywork now fitted over the frames.
Owner Great Western Preservations Ltd and private owner
External Structural Condition Fair
Internal Structural Condition Poor and Incomplete
Underframe Condition Satisfactory
External Finish Derelict/Not Present
Degree of External Originality As left Departmental service
Degree of Internal Originality As left Departmental service
Degree of Underframe/Running Gear Originality As left Departmental service
Degree of External Authenticity Fair
Degree of Internal Authenticity Fair
Degree of Underframe Authenticity Good
Rarity Few
Historical Importance Exceptionally Important
Storage Secure Building
Operating No
Survey Date 20/08/2004
Surveyor Kevin Stroud
Photo Date 07/04/2019
Photo by Bradley Wurth
At Risk No
Date Record Last Updated 12/05/2019

Mick Howse 03/2010: earlier condition
Mick Howse 03/2010: earlier condition

Steve West 31/10/2015: earlier stage of restoration
Steve West 31/10/2015: earlier stage of restoration


 

 

















 

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