BR 1100 Mk 1 Prototype Griddle Car built 1960

BR 1100 Mk 1 Prototype Griddle Car built 1960This 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 1100 Mk 1 Prototype Griddle Car built 1960
BR 1100 Mk 1 Prototype Griddle Car built 1960

 

Present Location Great Central
Designed For BR
Build Location Eastleigh
Built by BR
Diagram number 30
Lot number 30637
Type RE
First Number 1100
Later Numbers NRMY95404, SC1100
Present Number SC1100, NRMY95404
Gauge 4ft 8 1/2in
Wheel Arrangement 4-w bogies
Additional Notes Prototype Griddle Car, P 1977 and restored by BREL Glasgow: stored at MoD Kineton during rebuild of NRM workshops 1994-7: there till approx 03/09 when to Great Central. Withdrawn from National Collection. Reported 01/10 to be put in Pullman-style livery as part of GCR's intended Pullman-style dining train, planned for 2011. This conversion did not take place. By 03/14 stored OOU behind the shed at Loghborough.
External Structural Condition Good
Internal Structural Condition Good
Underframe Condition Good
External Finish Fair
Internal Finish Satisfactory
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 Few
Historical Importance Very Important
Operating No
Survey Date 10/05/2008
Surveyor Kevin Stroud
Photo Date 28/12/2013
Photo by Steve GCR
At Risk No
Date Record Last Updated 19/03/2014


 

 










 



 

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