BR 79960 four-wheel German-built diesel railbus built 1958

BR 79960 four-wheel German-built diesel railbus built 1958This 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 79960 four-wheel German-built diesel railbus built 1958
BR 79960 four-wheel German-built diesel railbus built 1958

 

Present Location Ribble Steam Railway
County Location Lancashire
Designed For BR
Built by W und M
Diagram number 611
Lot number 30482
Type Railbus
First Number 79960
Present Number E79960
Current Livery BR multiple unit green livery
Gauge 4ft 8 1/2in
Wheel Arrangement 4 wheel
Original Underframe Yes
Original Bogies/Wheelsets Yes
Additional Notes P 1967. After many years stored oou at Weybourne undergoing mechanical overhaul in Weybourne Shed 10/99: interior renovation also in hand 04/00. Repainted and back into traffic 09/02 - stopped again by end 2003 with generator and engine problems. To Ribble Steam Railway at Preston Docks on five-year agreement by end 2012 and now again operational.
Owner North Norfolk Railway
External Structural Condition Very Good
Internal Structural Condition Satisfactory
Underframe Condition Good
External Finish Fair
Internal Finish Poor but Substantially Complete
Degree of External Originality As built/last Passenger rebuild (BR or before)
Degree of Internal Originality As built/last Passenger rebuild (BR or before)
Degree of Underframe/Running Gear Originality As built/last Passenger rebuild (BR or before)
Degree of External Authenticity Very Good
Degree of Internal Authenticity Very Good
Degree of Underframe Authenticity Very Good
Rarity Few
Historical Importance of some Importance
Storage Secure Building
Operating Yes
Survey Date 12/08/1999
Surveyor Mike Stanbury
Photo Date 13/08/2017
Photo by Steve West
At Risk No
Date Record Last Updated 29/08/2017

Steve West 26/04/2012: earlier view
Steve West 26/04/2012: earlier view


 

 










 





 

 

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