BR 43003 Mk 1 non-gangwayed Lavatory Composite built 1954

BR 43003 Mk 1 non-gangwayed Lavatory Composite built 1954This 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 43003 Mk 1 non-gangwayed Lavatory Composite built 1954
BR 43003 Mk 1 non-gangwayed Lavatory Composite built 1954

 

Present Location Keighley Worth Valley
Designed For BR
Build Location Doncaster
Built by BR
Diagram number 313
Lot number 30094
Type CL
First Number 43003
Later Numbers KWVR 32
Present Number E43003 32
Gauge 4ft 8 1/2in
Wheel Arrangement 4-w bogies
Original Underframe Yes
Original Bogies/Wheelsets Yes
Additional Notes P 198x? Class distinction on suburban trains in 1960's - generally limited to Eastern Region. Used regularly in passenger traffic.
Owner Keighley & Worth Valley Railway Trust
External Structural Condition Good
Internal Structural Condition Good
Underframe Condition Good
External Finish Good
Internal Finish Good
Degree of External Originality Some replaced/reproduced material
Degree of Internal Originality Some replaced/reproduced material
Degree of Underframe/Running Gear Originality Some replaced/reproduced material
Degree of External Authenticity Very Good
Degree of Internal Authenticity Very Good
Degree of Underframe Authenticity Very Good
Rarity Several
Historical Importance of some Importance
Storage Open
Operating Yes
Survey Date 28/08/2006
Surveyor Kevin Stroud
Photo Date 11/02/2012
Photo by Mike Haddon
At Risk No
Date Record Last Updated 12/08/2012


 

 










 



 

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