LNER 6854 BYP, then 'Sunshine Coach' built 1930

LNER 6854 BYP, then 'Sunshine Coach' built 1930

LNER 6854 BYP, then 'Sunshine Coach' built 1930
LNER 6854 BYP, then 'Sunshine Coach' built 1930


Present Location Llangollen
County Location Denbighshire
Designed For LNER
Build Location York
Diagram number 120
Lot number 325
Type BYP
First Number 6854
Later Numbers 776; E70250E; Clarabel
Present Number Clarabel
Gauge 4ft 8 1/2in
Wheel Arrangement 4 wheel
Original Underframe Yes
Original Bogies/Wheelsets Yes
Additional Notes W?, on Derwent Valley till 1979. Converted 1982 to "Sunshine Coach" for disabled passengers, sponsored by Variety Club of GB; then office accommodation until arrival of Portakabin; then stores. Then restored as "Clarabel" for "Thomas" events.
Owner Llangollen Railway Trust
External Structural Condition Fair
Internal Structural Condition Poor and Incomplete
Underframe Condition Satisfactory
External Finish Fair
Internal Finish Poor and Incomplete
Degree of External Originality Much replaced/reproduced material
Degree of Internal Originality Some replaced/reproduced material
Degree of Underframe/Running Gear Originality As built/last Passenger rebuild (BR or before)
Degree of External Authenticity Poor
Degree of Internal Authenticity Fair
Degree of Underframe Authenticity Good
Rarity Few
Historical Importance some Interest, Modest Consequence
Storage Secure Open
Operating Yes
Survey Date 11/10/2003
Surveyor Kevin Stroud
Photo Date 22/05/2006
Photo by David Cullingworth
At Risk No
Date Record Last Updated 18/06/2018

Steve West 18/05/2018: later view
Steve West 18/05/2018: later view






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