GER 355 Six-wheel Luggage Composite (body only) built 1886

GER 355 Six-wheel Luggage Composite (body only) built 1886

GER 355 Six-wheel Luggage Composite (body only) built 1886
GER 355 Six-wheel Luggage Composite (body only) built 1886

 

Present Location Fulstow
County Location Lincolnshire
Designed For GER
Build Location Stratford
Diagram number 219
Lot number F19
Type CZ
First Number 355
Present Number none
Current Livery GER maroon
Gauge 4ft 8 1/2in
Wheel Arrangement Body only
Original Underframe Yes
Original Bogies/Wheelsets No
Additional Notes Built 11/1886. W 12/1924. W 12/1924 at Ely station. Then in 1926, with GER 352 (qv), to Lynn Road, Ely, first as fruit storage shed, then forming part of a bungalow with 352 (for son and daughter-in-law of owner of the site and both carriages). Seats and some partitions removed. Upon death of Ely bungalow's owners in 1983, both carriages were acquired for preservation by new owners connected with the North Lincolnshire Locomotive Society and moved to Mount Pleasant Farm, Archer Road, Waltham, near Grimsby in April 1985. In good condition at that time, mainly requiring painting. 355 was later moved to Fulstow. Remains in good order. Expected eventually to go on chassis of 22t plate wagon B933413 (041611).
External Structural Condition Fair
Internal Structural Condition Derelict/Not Present
Underframe Condition Satisfactory
External Finish Poor but Substantially Complete
Internal Finish Derelict/Not Present
Degree of External Originality As left Departmental service
Degree of Internal Originality Some replaced/reproduced material
Degree of Underframe/Running Gear Originality Not Applicable
Degree of External Authenticity Fair
Degree of Internal Authenticity Very Good
Degree of Underframe Authenticity Very Good
Rarity Several
Historical Importance of some Importance
Storage Secure Open
Operating No
Survey Date 27/06/1999
Surveyor Trevor England
Photo Date 14/05/2017
At Risk No
Date Record Last Updated 07/09/2019

Pickett 12/06/2005: earlier view
Pickett 12/06/2005: earlier view

1985 view in Lynn Road, Ely - GER 355 in front, GER 352 behind
1985 view in Lynn Road, Ely - GER 355 in front, GER 352 behind


 

 

















 

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