LNER 52255 Gresley Open Third built 1935

LNER 52255 Gresley Open Third built 1935This 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 52255 Gresley Open Third built 1935
LNER 52255 Gresley Open Third built 1935

 

Present Location Severn Valley
County Location Worcestershire
Designed For LNER
Build Location York
Diagram number 186
Lot number 594
Type TO
First Number 52255
Later Numbers 13547, DE321005
Present Number 52255
Current Livery LNER - Teak
Gauge 4ft 8 1/2in
Wheel Arrangement 4-w bogies
Original Underframe Yes
Original Bogies/Wheelsets Yes
Additional Notes Withdrawn 1961 for Control Train as Office Coach. P 1980. Refurbished 1998. Part of LNER teak running set. Was privately owned: purchased by SVR Rolling Stock Trust 06/11, who plan to improve the non-authentic interior during 2012. 09/16: outshopped from overhaul and upgrade at Kidderminster C&W works.
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 Good
Degree of Underframe Authenticity Good
Rarity Several
Historical Importance some Interest, Modest Consequence
Storage Secure Open
Operating Yes
Survey Date 25/08/2006
Surveyor Kevin Stroud
Photo Date 14/09/2016
Photo by Richard Hill
At Risk No
Date Record Last Updated 02/10/2016

Richard Hill 14/09/2016. Interior following overhaul and upgrade
Richard Hill 14/09/2016. Interior following overhaul and upgrade


 

 










 





 

 

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