Brief Technical Information and History
Built Swindon Diagram A27 Lot 1349 delivered January 1929.
59 ft 6 in over body ends 12 ft. 3 in. Rail to roof
Bogies Collett 7 ft wheelbase heavy duty
Seats 72 ( including 8 emergency ones in luggage compartment).
Repainted cream, brown and gold livery Sept 1931
Handles altered corner pillars cut back Dec 1932
End windows painted black Feb 1935
ATC fitted (date not known?)
All brown livery with orange stripe by 1943 until at least 1948.
End window plated over after 1948.Ran regularly with trailer 170.
Worked regularly from the following locations; Merthyr, Aberdare, Cardiff, Nelson, Caerphilly, and Gloucester.
Cond. Nov 1961, To service stock as no. 064749 Dec 1961 Gloucester loco. Cond. ( again!) by 1982.
Drivers compartment 3 ft. 9 in deep, Smoking saloon 33 ft. 5 in.
Passengers vestibule 3 ft. 9 in. sliding door to sliding door.
Non smoking saloon 10 ft. 11 ½ in. long. Luggage compartment 6ft, 6 ¾ in. deep.
This site was last updated 23-03-2012