BR 9254 Mk 1 BSO (accessible conversion) built 1956

BR 9254 Mk 1 BSO (accessible conversion) built 1956This 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 9254 Mk 1 BSO (accessible conversion) built 1956
BR 9254 Mk 1 BSO (accessible conversion) built 1956


Present Location Kent East Sussex
County Location Kent
Designed For BR
Build Location Doncaster
Built by BR
Diagram number 183
Lot number 30170
Type BSO
First Number 9254
Later Numbers KESR 75 PETROS
Present Number 75 Petros
Gauge 4ft 8 1/2in
Wheel Arrangement 4-w bogies
Original Underframe Yes
Original Bogies/Wheelsets Yes
Additional Notes P 1981, converted by BR Apprentices for use by disabled passengers and commissioned by the Queen Mother in 1982. One of first such conversions. Major overhaul took place off-Railway ca 1999: now back and in service.
Owner K&ESR Locomotive Trust
External Structural Condition Very Good
Internal Structural Condition Very Good
Underframe Condition Very Good
Internal Finish Good
Degree of External Originality Conversion/rebuild/reproduction
Degree of Internal Originality Conversion/rebuild/reproduction
Degree of Underframe/Running Gear Originality As built/last Passenger rebuild (BR or before)
Degree of External Authenticity Good
Degree of Internal Authenticity Not Applicable
Degree of Underframe Authenticity Good
Rarity Many
Historical Importance no Immediate Importance/Not Applicable
Storage Secure Open
Operating Yes
Survey Date 05/02/2002
Surveyor Gordon Maslin
Photo Date 14/02/2017
Photo by Dan Adkins
At Risk No
Date Record Last Updated 11/03/2017




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