GER 131 Four-wheel 5 Compartment Third built 1895

GER 131 Four-wheel 5 Compartment Third built 1895This 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

GER 131 Four-wheel 5 Compartment Third built 1895
GER 131 Four-wheel 5 Compartment Third built 1895


Present Location North Walsham
County Location Norfolk
Designed For GER
Diagram number 421
Type TY
First Number 131
Later Numbers 321
Gauge 4ft 8 1/2in
Wheel Arrangement Body only
Original Underframe Yes
Original Bogies/Wheelsets No
Additional Notes At Anchor Road, North Walsham, Norfolk. 11/14: body still remains on site. NO PUBLIC ACCESS.
Owner Private
External Structural Condition Poor but Substantially Complete
Internal Structural Condition Derelict/Not Present
Underframe Condition Derelict/Not Present
External Finish Not Applicable
Internal Finish Not Applicable
Degree of External Originality As built/last Passenger rebuild (BR or before)
Degree of Internal Originality Not Applicable
Degree of Underframe/Running Gear Originality Not Applicable
Degree of External Authenticity Good
Degree of Internal Authenticity Not Applicable
Degree of Underframe Authenticity Not Applicable
Rarity Several
Historical Importance some Interest, Modest Consequence
Storage Secure Open
Operating No
Survey Date 09/05/2010
Surveyor Andrew Jenkins
Photo Date 09/05/2010
Photo by Andrew Jenkins
At Risk No
Date Record Last Updated 10/09/2017





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