MR 4 or 6 wheel 5 compartment Third (body only)

MR 4 or 6 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

MR 4 or 6 wheel 5 compartment Third (body only)
MR 4 or 6 wheel 5 compartment Third (body only)


Present Location Lidlington
County Location Central Bedfordshire
Designed For MR
Type T
Gauge 4ft 8 1/2in
Wheel Arrangement Body only
Original Underframe No
Original Bogies/Wheelsets No
Additional Notes This carriage has now been identified as a Midland Railway vehicle with the discovery that several of the hinges are stamped 'MR Co'. (Previously it was unclear whether it was LSWR or MR). 05/17: one side has been removed (assumed to be for shelter for horses) and roof is now sagging as a result (see main photo). 11/17: the owner is known to be intending to break up the vehicle which has been in his family's ownership for over 80 years (but it is still there at 12/17). He believes - but without documentation to support this - that it was received in the 1930s as part of a railway compensation package following the death of one of his ancestors on the line.
Owner Private
Grid Reference SP 98714 38994
External Structural Condition Poor and Incomplete
Internal Structural Condition Poor and Incomplete
Underframe Condition Derelict/Not Present
External Finish Poor and Incomplete
Internal Finish Poor and Incomplete
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 Good
Degree of Underframe Authenticity Not Applicable
Rarity Few
Historical Importance of some Importance
Operating No
Survey Date 21/05/2017
Surveyor Steve West
Photo Date 18/12/2017
Photo by Steve West
At Risk Yes
Date Record Last Updated 03/01/2018

Steve West 21/05/2017: close-up of detail
Steve West 21/05/2017: close-up of detail

Steve West 21/05/2017: close-up of detail
Steve West 21/05/2017: close-up of detail




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