BR 1000 Second: experimental glass reinforced plastic body built 1962

BR 1000 Second: experimental glass reinforced plastic body built 1962This 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

BR 1000 Second: experimental glass reinforced plastic body built 1962
BR 1000 Second: experimental glass reinforced plastic body built 1962

 

Present Location East Somerset
Designed For BR
Build Location Eastleigh
Built by BR
Type S
First Number 1000
Later Numbers 4378 2208S 1000 S1000S ADS70200
Present Number S1000S
Gauge 4ft 8 1/2in
Wheel Arrangement 4-w bogies
Original Underframe Yes
Original Bogies/Wheelsets Yes
Additional Notes Experimental GRP body on underframe from Mk 1 TSO S4378 (wrecked Lewisham 1957). In Lancing Works train as Generator Van July 1963, then capital stock. W 1967 stored at Micheldever. P 1973, briefly at Eastleigh then to Cranmore.
Owner Private
External Structural Condition Good
Internal Structural Condition Good
Underframe Condition Good
External Finish Good
Internal Finish Good
Degree of External Originality As built/last Passenger rebuild (BR or before)
Degree of Internal Originality As built/last Passenger rebuild (BR or before)
Degree of Underframe/Running Gear Originality As built/last Passenger rebuild (BR or before)
Degree of External Authenticity Very Good
Degree of Internal Authenticity Very Good
Degree of Underframe Authenticity Very Good
Rarity Unique
Historical Importance of some Importance
Storage Open
Operating Yes
Survey Date 23/04/2004
Surveyor David Wigley
Photo Date 29/01/2011
Photo by Andrew Jenkins
At Risk No
Date Record Last Updated 14/02/2011


 

 














 

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