GWR 542 Four-wheel Horse Box (body only) built 1888

GWR 542 Four-wheel Horse Box (body only) built 1888

GWR 542 Four-wheel Horse Box (body only) built 1888
GWR 542 Four-wheel Horse Box (body only) built 1888


Present Location Severn Valley
County Location Worcestershire
Designed For GWR
Build Location Swindon
Built by BR
Diagram number N4
Lot number 437
Type HBY
First Number 542
Present Number 542
Current Livery GWR brown
Gauge 4ft 8 1/2in
Wheel Arrangement Body only
Original Underframe No
Original Bogies/Wheelsets No
Additional Notes Condemned August 1930. Body grounded on platform at Highley. Taken over in situ when line bought by SVR. Used as bookshop by Station Fund. (This entry previously showed wrong lot/build details - now corrected, the confusion having arisen from later reuse of same number for another horse box).
Owner Severn Valley Railway (Holdings) plc
External Structural Condition Satisfactory
Internal Structural Condition Good
Underframe Condition Not Applicable
External Finish Good
Internal Finish Satisfactory
Degree of External Originality Some replaced/reproduced material
Degree of Internal Originality Much replaced/reproduced material
Degree of Underframe/Running Gear Originality Not Applicable
Degree of External Authenticity Fair
Degree of Internal Authenticity Fair
Degree of Underframe Authenticity Not Applicable
Rarity Unique
Historical Importance some Interest, Modest Consequence
Storage Secure Open
Operating No
Survey Date 25/08/2006
Surveyor Kevin Stroud
Photo Date 14/04/2017
Photo by Steve West
At Risk No
Date Record Last Updated 29/05/2017

Kevin Stroud 25/08/2006. Earlier condition
Kevin Stroud 25/08/2006. Earlier condition






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