GER 1560 Four-wheel 5 Compartment Third (body only)

GER 1560 Four-wheel 5 Compartment Third (body only) This 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 1560 Four-wheel 5 Compartment Third (body only)
GER 1560 Four-wheel 5 Compartment Third (body only)


Present Location Wells-next-the-Sea
County Location Norfolk
Designed For GER
Build Location Stratford
Built by GER
Diagram number 421
Type TY
First Number 1560
Gauge 4ft 8 1/2in
Wheel Arrangement Body only
Original Underframe Yes
Original Bogies/Wheelsets No
Additional Notes Built 8 foot wide, widened at unknown date. At one time part of a home called 'Railway Villas' (location unknown) and more recently stored in a wood yard near Norwich. 02/17: arrived at Wells for restoration as station tea room seating area.
Owner Wells and Walsingham Light Railway
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 25/02/2017
Surveyor Richard Cullen
Photo Date 25/02/2017
Photo by Richard Cullen
At Risk No
Date Record Last Updated 11/09/2017

Ken Hartley 01/08/2017: view of other side
Ken Hartley 01/08/2017: view of other side

Ken Hartley 01/08/2017: view of other end
Ken Hartley 01/08/2017: view of other end




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