BR 92097 'Fruit D' Van built 1958

BR 92097 'Fruit D' Van 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 92097 'Fruit D' Van built 1958
BR 92097 'Fruit D' Van built 1958


Present Location North Norfolk
County Location Norfolk
Designed For BR
Build Location Swindon
Built by BR
Diagram number 805
Lot number 30383
First Number 92097
Later Numbers W92097W
Present Number 92097 and W92097W (see Notes below)
Gauge 4ft 8 1/2in
Wheel Arrangement 4 wheel
Original Underframe Yes
Original Bogies/Wheelsets Yes
Additional Notes P 1975. Ex Departmental - air braked, vacuum piped. Has BR livery and number W92097W on one side and GWR livery and number 92097 on other side.
Owner Midland & Great Northern Joint Railway Society
External Structural Condition Very Good
Internal Structural Condition Not Applicable
Underframe Condition Very Good
External Finish Very Good
Internal Finish Not Applicable
Degree of External Originality As left Departmental service
Degree of Internal Originality As left Departmental service
Degree of Underframe/Running Gear Originality As left Departmental service
Degree of External Authenticity Very Good
Degree of Internal Authenticity Not Applicable
Degree of Underframe Authenticity Very Good
Rarity Many
Historical Importance no Immediate Importance/Not Applicable
Storage Secure Open
Operating Yes
Survey Date 12/08/1999
Surveyor Mike Stanbury
Photo Date 22/04/2017
Photo by Craig Browning
At Risk No
Date Record Last Updated 13/09/2017

Ken Hartley 01/08/2017: view of other side with GWR livery
Ken Hartley 01/08/2017: view of other side with GWR livery






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