BR 96327 4-w Horse Box, then Steam Heat Van now u/frame only built 1957

BR 96327 4-w Horse Box, then Steam Heat Van now u/frame only built 1957This 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 96327 4-w Horse Box, then Steam Heat Van now u/frame only built 1957
BR 96327 4-w Horse Box, then Steam Heat Van now u/frame only built 1957

 

Present Location Ribble Steam Railway
County Location Lancashire
Designed For BR
Build Location Earlestown
Built by BR
Diagram number 751
Lot number 30146
Type HBY
First Number 96327
Later Numbers E96327, DE321100, 041554
Present Number None
Gauge 4ft 8 1/2in
Wheel Arrangement 4 wheel
Original Underframe Yes
Original Bogies/Wheelsets Yes
Additional Notes Converted by BR from Horse Box to Steam Heat Van. Used on Worth Valley Railway as stationary train heat boiler at Oxenhope. Transferred to Lakeside & Haverthwaite Railway by end 2007 and in secure storage at GlaxoSmithKline, North Lonsdale Road, Ulverston. To Lakeside Railway by 05/08. By 11/10 at Ribble Steam - body now dismantled with underframe carrying body of NLR First (built 1898 - q.v.).
Owner Furness Railway Trust
Underframe Condition Satisfactory
Degree of Underframe/Running Gear Originality Some replaced/reproduced material
Degree of Underframe Authenticity Good
Rarity Several
Historical Importance no Immediate Importance/Not Applicable
Storage Secure Building
Operating No
Survey Date 19/09/2013
Surveyor David Wigley
Photo Date 28/08/2006
Photo by Kevin Stroud
At Risk No
Date Record Last Updated 31/08/2017

Steve West 13/08/2017: underframe - see Notes above
Steve West 13/08/2017: underframe - see Notes above

Steve West 13/08/2017: maker's plate
Steve West 13/08/2017: maker's plate


 

 










 





 

 

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