BR RB004 Prototype BRE-Leyland Railbus built 1984

BR RB004 Prototype BRE-Leyland Railbus built 1984This 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 RB004 Prototype BRE-Leyland Railbus built 1984
BR RB004 Prototype BRE-Leyland Railbus built 1984

 

Present Location Waverley Route Heritage Association, Whitrope
County Location Scottish Borders
Designed For BR
Build Location Derby
Built by BL Workington
Type Railbus
First Number RB004
Later Numbers 01
Present Number RB004
Gauge 4ft 8 1/2in
Wheel Arrangement 4 wheel
Original Underframe Yes
Original Bogies/Wheelsets Yes
Additional Notes BRE-Leyland 200 hp railbus, ex ABB York. P 1994 Historical importance? Was on trials in North America and in Sweden. Last 'relay' rather than 'solid state' control? P 1994 Embsay, then Telford by 8/04 where operating and repainted by 5/06. To Llangollen 05/11. Further work on engine and electrics to improve reliability gave successful service. To Midland Railway Centre at Butterley by 08/11. At Whitrope by 06/12. 07/17: confirmed still in situ.
Owner Northumbria Rail
External Structural Condition Good
Internal Structural Condition Good
Underframe Condition Good
External Finish Good
Internal Finish Good
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 Good
Degree of Internal Authenticity Good
Degree of Underframe Authenticity Good
Rarity Unique
Historical Importance of some Importance
Storage Open
Operating Yes
Survey Date 27/06/2012
Surveyor David Wigley
Photo Date 28/06/2012
Photo by David Wigley
At Risk No
Date Record Last Updated 12/08/2017


 

 










 



 

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