Monday, 18 April 2011

'Christabel' Update

After a quiet few months, fundraising and the gathering of support for the restoration of BR Mk1 SO No.4794 "Christabel" is now under way. Please see the new page for this project on the official NVR website:

No.4794 in the damp cutting, September 2010.

"Christabel" seen between the platforms at Wansford as part of the shunt to its new location, 1st February 2011.

The coach in its new home, the 'TPO platform' at Wansford. With your cash and support, this neglected carriage can be restored for use once again.

BR Mk1 No.4794

Build Location: York
Built by: BR, 1957
Diagram number: 94
Lot number: 30376
Type: SO

Preserved 1987 on isolated piece of track as 'Railway Inn' restaurant, Whittlesea. Donated to NVR late 1998, but not to Wansford until Nov 1999. Repainted brown and cream from previous faded red/cream livery. Bar. Some conversion work internally: no operating brake.

Information from the Vintage Carriage Database, by the Vintage Carriages Trust.