Help identifying railway coach

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lonegroover
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Help identifying railway coach

Post by lonegroover » Tue Sep 01, 2009 6:49 pm

Hello folks,

I wonder if anyone can help me identify this old railway coach, located on an abandoned farm in the north-east of Scotland?

I'm pretty sure it's LNER and looks like a brake/non-corridor configuration, but I would like to know exactly what it is, and ideally see some original photos of the type when in service.

Many thanks in advance

John
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Unidentified coach #1
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Unidentified coach #2
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Unidentified coach #3
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Unidentified coach #4

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Re: Help identifying railway coach

Post by Wavey » Tue Sep 01, 2009 8:21 pm

Probably a Gresley Brake Third. If you have the grid ref I will look through my listings of Scottish bodies and see if it is recorded. Might be a vehicle that I have visited and parts off in the past.

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Re: Help identifying railway coach

Post by lonegroover » Tue Sep 01, 2009 9:18 pm

Wavey wrote:Probably a Gresley Brake Third. If you have the grid ref I will look through my listings of Scottish bodies and see if it is recorded. Might be a vehicle that I have visited and parts off in the past.
Here's a link to a page with the grid reference (NK0462) and also shows the coach in relation to the farm buildings. It was taken in 2006 and shows just how much the coach has deteriorated in the intervening 3 years.

http://www.geograph.org.uk/photo/185057

Many thanks

John

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Re: Help identifying railway coach

Post by Wavey » Wed Sep 02, 2009 9:35 pm

I am afraid we (the LNERCA) never found the LNER number for this carriage so cannot verify year of build or diagram number. We definately have it listed as a Brake Third. When we first visited this carriage was in excellent condition with all the compartment builkheads still present. The farm that it is part of has been derelict for years and I believe that Quainton Road guys may actually have purchased the body in order to remove parts from it back in the 1980's.

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Re: Help identifying railway coach

Post by manna » Fri Sep 04, 2009 9:53 am

G'Day Gents
I think it might have looked something like this--I wonder were it is now, the number on the side reads KDE320759. manna
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Re: Help identifying railway coach

Post by Wavey » Fri Sep 04, 2009 7:53 pm


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Re: Help identifying railway coach

Post by Trestrol » Sat Sep 05, 2009 8:02 am

manna wrote:G'Day Gents
I think it might have looked something like this--I wonder were it is now, the number on the side reads KDE320759. manna
I think this coach survives at Bere Ferrus museum.

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Re: Help identifying railway coach

Post by lonegroover » Sun Sep 06, 2009 8:22 pm

Thanks for all the feedback chaps.

It's nice to get some idea of what the coach looked like in it's heyday.

Regards

John

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