GER No 14
Designed For Great Eastern Railway
Built Stratford 1889 (Diagram number 11- Lot number G24)
Type SPEC Officers' saloon for districtengineer, Mr Wilson.
Numbers 14- 68- DE960903
Stretched and put on new underframe 1897 to accommodate kitchen, Dgm 11.
At Ipswich 1930's to 1950's, then as a mess van for Eastern electrification, then to Doncaster as Woodhead tunnel inspection coach. Preserved 1973 by W H McAlpine at Mkt Overton, moving to Carnforth (10/74), then Fawley(?/?), Rutland(?/?). It was purchased by Stephen Middleton 1994, moving to Harrogate for restoration.
Since being restored, it has made visits to EUR 150 and Mangapps Farm Railway before returning to Yorkshire and the Embsay & Bolton Abbey Steam Railway, where it is currently based.read more - 'A Special Saloon'