LNER 43600 Gresley Open Third built 1934

LNER 43600 Gresley Open Third built 1934This page is a part of the Herritage Railways Carriage Survey project and is hosted on the internet by The Vintage Carriages Trust (VCT), a volunteer body, based on the Keighley & Worth Valley Railway in the United Kingdom. About the Trust: The Vintage Carriages Trust was formed in the late 1960s by a group of volunteers whose interest was in wooden bodied railway carriages. They could see that there was a need to concentrate on the preservation of these historic items which were in grave danger of disappearing due to the weather and vandalism damage and unsuitability for regular use on preserved railways of the day. The Trust became a Registered Charity in 1981 and a Registered Museum in 1992. The Collection held by the Trust is at present nine historic railway carriages, also three small industrial steam locomotives, and a collection of railway posters and other miscellaneous railway items. The Trust owns the Museum of Rail Travel at Ingrow - the first station from Keighley on the Worth Valley Railway. By three phases of building work over the last ten years this has developed into a large museum display and associated workshop, and is the Trustís headquarters. Although the building is named a

LNER 43600 Gresley Open Third built 1934
LNER 43600 Gresley Open Third built 1934


Present Location Severn Valley
County Location Worcestershire
Designed For LNER
Build Location York
Diagram number 186
Lot number 559
Type TTO
First Number 43600
Later Numbers 13354 E13354E DE320960
Present Number 43600
Gauge 4ft 8 1/2in
Wheel Arrangement 4-w bogies
Original Underframe Yes
Original Bogies/Wheelsets Yes
Additional Notes First LNER vehicle with welded chassis - 1 ton lighter! Withdrawn 1961 for ER Control Train as Office Coach. P 1980 LNER (SVR) Coach Fund: ownership transferred 2010 to SVR Charitable Trust. Part of SVR's LNER teak running set. Interior restoration completed in 2014 - including LNER-style seating, following initial loose seating, soon "temporarily" replaced by non-authentic BR Mk 1 seating (which lasted for 33 years!). Other new interior items include tables, wall lamps (using LEDs), chromed luggage racks and Rexine-style wall coverings. Richard Hill's photo below shows interior as at 11/14. This vehicle was also overhauled mechanically and re-varnished before returning to the SVR teak train formation 11/14.
Owner SVR Trust
External Structural Condition Good
Internal Structural Condition Good
Underframe Condition Good
External Finish Good
Internal Finish Good
Degree of External Originality Much replaced/reproduced material
Degree of Internal Originality Much replaced/reproduced material
Degree of Underframe/Running Gear Originality Some replaced/reproduced material
Degree of External Authenticity Good
Degree of Internal Authenticity Fair
Degree of Underframe Authenticity Good
Rarity Several
Historical Importance some Interest, Modest Consequence
Storage Secure Building
Operating Yes
Survey Date 26/01/2015
Surveyor Richard Hill
Photo Date 01/11/2014
Photo by Bob Sweet
At Risk No
Date Record Last Updated 26/04/2016




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