GWR 2573 Toplight Corridor Third; later, Camping Coach built 1914

GWR 2573 Toplight Corridor Third; later, Camping Coach built 1914This 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

GWR 2573 Toplight Corridor Third; later, Camping Coach built 1914
GWR 2573 Toplight Corridor Third; later, Camping Coach built 1914


Present Location West Somerset Railway
County Location Somerset
Designed For GWR
Build Location Swindon
Diagram number C32
Lot number 1234
Type TK
First Number 2573
Later Numbers 9879, 79, CAROL
Present Number None
Gauge 4ft 8 1/2in
Wheel Arrangement 4-w bogies
Original Underframe Yes
Original Bogies/Wheelsets No
Additional Notes W 1957, then Camping Coach at Dawlish Warren. P 1980. Now in former Camping Coach siding at Blue Anchor - centre vehicle of the three. Chocolate & cream livery.
Owner Private
External Structural Condition Fair
Internal Structural Condition Fair
Underframe Condition Poor and Incomplete
External Finish Fair
Internal Finish Not Applicable
Degree of External Originality Much replaced/reproduced material
Degree of Internal Originality Not Applicable
Degree of Underframe/Running Gear Originality As left Departmental service
Degree of External Authenticity Poor
Degree of Internal Authenticity None
Degree of Underframe Authenticity Fair
Rarity Several
Historical Importance of some Importance
Storage Open
Operating No
Survey Date 30/03/2010
Surveyor Kevin Stroud
Photo Date 12/08/2013
Photo by Steve West
At Risk No
Date Record Last Updated 29/04/2016




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