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Rolling Stock For Sale

Discussion in 'Heritage Rolling Stock' started by steamwife, Dec 18, 2007.

  1. weltrol

    weltrol Member Friend

    Dec 29, 2008
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    This was the vehicle listing concerned:

    Its original Cambrian number was either 176 or 178
    The GWR allocated 4070 and 4072 respectively
    Both were withdrawn from trafficin May 1936

    Cambrian Bow Ended Observation Saloon (scrapped)

    Present Location Lands End (scrapped)
    County Location Cornwall
    Designed For Cambrian
    Type TZ
    Gauge 4ft 8 1/2in
    Wheel Arrangement Body only
    Original Underframe No
    Original Bogies/Wheelsets No
    Additional Notes Bow ended observation carriage rebuilt from one of the 6 wheel thirds c 1916. The body of this vehicle was used as a summer-house on a cliff top near Land's End. Scrapped by 09/05.
    Owner Private
    Rarity Unique
    Historical Importance Very Important
    Storage Open
    Operating No
    At Risk No
    Date Record Last Updated 18/09/2016

    Apparently the owner was building a new property on the land at the time
  2. 3ABescot

    3ABescot New Member

    Jun 14, 2019
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    Heritage Railway Volunteer:
    No I do not currently volunteer
    Council planners can sometimes do something. I know a case in Worcestershire where an ex- Midland Railway coach had been lived in, the owner died and the executors applied for redevelopment. The Council got the retention and conservation of the coach a requirement of planning permission. Don't know how it turned out though, but it's worth knowing when cases turn up. There is a market for character properties in attractive locations, which this one was.
    Retention of a structure for subsequent conservation elsewhere can similarly be a requirement: usually for timber-framed buildings but I see no reason it couldn't apply to a carriage body.
    Last edited: Jul 30, 2020
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