GCR 957 Seven-compartment Suburban First (body only) built 1906

GCR 957 Seven-compartment Suburban First (body only) built 1906

GCR 957 Seven-compartment Suburban First (body only) built 1906
GCR 957 Seven-compartment Suburban First (body only) built 1906

 

Present Location Brockford Green
County Location Suffolk
Designed For GCR
Built by Ashbury
Diagram number 3Q1; 3L8
Lot number FM44
Type F
First Number 957
Later Numbers 5957, 1925, DE320179
Present Number E5957E
Gauge 4ft 8 1/2in
Wheel Arrangement 4-w bogies
Original Underframe Yes
Original Bogies/Wheelsets Yes
Additional Notes Lot No FM44/5013/5125. Number is 957, *not* 975 as previously thought. Great Central Railway 50 foot suburban first. Condemned 06/1952 but converted to BR North Eastern Region Engineer's mess van DE320179. Withdrawn 03/1971; sold for preservation from Hull Priory Sidings 06/1971. Stored privately. 1974 to Quainton, 1983 to GCR Coach Group, Chipping Warden, nr Banbury. Sold at Auction 07/1997 350 to Mangapps. No seating, but compartment mirrors present. By 2013 to 'Brockford Sidings' where converted to holiday accommodation.
Grid Reference TM 128659
External Structural Condition Good
Internal Structural Condition Good
Underframe Condition Satisfactory
External Finish Very Good
Internal Finish Very Good
Degree of External Originality As left Departmental service
Degree of Internal Originality Much replaced/reproduced material
Degree of Underframe/Running Gear Originality As left Departmental service
Degree of External Authenticity Very Good
Rarity Unique
Historical Importance Exceptionally Important
Storage Secure Open
Operating No
Survey Date 04/07/1998
Surveyor Holroyd/Stanbury
Photo Date 23/08/2023
Photo by Andrew Jenkins
At Risk No
Date Record Last Updated 30/10/2023

Craig Browning 17/09/2020: view from one end
Craig Browning 17/09/2020: view from one end

Craig Browning 17/09/2020: view from other end
Craig Browning 17/09/2020: view from other end

David Wigley 29/08/2008: earlier livery
David Wigley 29/08/2008: earlier livery


 

 










 





 

 

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