Bulleid Carriage Underframes
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Detailed photos of two carriage underframes will be available, prepared at the request of a SRLHCS (SR Loco-hauled coaching stock Yahoo discussion group) member to assist in modelling. 1464 is a BR-built (1950) open third with Wolverton-type lighting. 4279 was built by Birmingham Railway Carriage & Wagon Co. in 1949, and photos of this will be added soon. Clearly both are presented here as running on the Bluebell Railway, at at March 2009, and thus do not necessarily represent an exact historical reconstruction of a carriage at a particular point in its history on BR, since any restoration to working order is inevitably a compromise between authentic restoration and practicality, complying to the railway's safety and operational requirements, and budgetary constraints.
The photo on the right is a perspective-corrected side-view of the underframe trussing on S1464S (east side as currently oriented on the Bluebell). Click on the image for the full-sized photo, and an annotated version, with principal underframe dimensions in inches is here.
The trussing is of L-shaped section, 3.5-inches across the outside of each web. Note the way the flange is cut away at each end above the bogie (wheels).
Below is a sequence of photos going round the coach starting from the South-East corner.
Last updated 4 April 2009 by Richard Salmon.
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