Pullman GWR 254 ZENA Pullman Parlour First built 1928

Pullman GWR 254 ZENA Pullman Parlour First built 1928This 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

Pullman GWR 254 ZENA Pullman Parlour First built 1928
Pullman GWR 254 ZENA Pullman Parlour First built 1928


Present Location Stewarts Lane
County Location London
Designed For Pullman GWR
Built by Metro Carriage Wagon
Diagram number P
Type FP
First Number 254 ZENA
Later Numbers 99536
Present Number Zena 99536
Gauge 4ft 8 1/2in
Wheel Arrangement 4-w bogies
Original Underframe Yes
Original Bogies/Wheelsets No
Additional Notes "Bournemouth Belle" 1929-1946: "Queen of Scots": "Golden Arrow": "Tees-Tyne Pullman". Car K. P 1967?, on KWVR till to Sea Containers in 1980. Fitted with false underframe trussing during restoration, also air brakes. Electric heating; upgrade to toilet. In use in VSOE operating set.
Owner VSOE Pullman
External Structural Condition Very Good
Internal Structural Condition Very Good
Underframe Condition Very Good
External Finish Very Good
Internal Finish Very 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 Good
Degree of Underframe Authenticity Fair
Rarity Several
Historical Importance of some Importance
Storage Secure Building
Operating Yes
Survey Date 23/02/2000
Surveyor Gordon Maslin
Photo Date 24/06/2015
Photo by Steve West
At Risk No
Date Record Last Updated 27/04/2016





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