LNER saloon 21661, more famously known as the Old Gentleman’s Saloon in the Railway Children film, is arguably the oldest operational standard gauge passenger coach in the world and seats just 14 people.
Being of a venerable age the old carriage shows her age from time to time and has been showing signs that all is not well. Last week it was lifted off its bogies to allow removal of a drawgear spring for overhaul and a general inspection of the undergear and underframe. The ride height of the coach at the other end is to be adjusted when the spring has returned from overhaul.
The image shows, owner Chris Lawson inspecting the underframe and his smiles suggest he is not too unhappy with the outcome.
Photo: Peter Eastham