GER 7 Wisbech & Upwell bogie tramcar (body) built 1884

GER 7 Wisbech & Upwell bogie tramcar (body) built 1884This 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

GER 7 Wisbech & Upwell bogie tramcar (body) built 1884
GER 7 Wisbech & Upwell bogie tramcar (body) built 1884


Present Location North Norfolk
County Location Norfolk
Designed For GER
Build Location Stratford
Diagram number 602
Lot number A17
Type C
First Number 7
Later Numbers 60461 E60462E
Present Number 7
Current Livery GER
Gauge 4ft 8 1/2in
Wheel Arrangement Body only
Original Underframe No
Original Bogies/Wheelsets No
Additional Notes 1928 to Kelvedon and Tollesbury. W 10/51. Probably not Titfield Thunderbolt coach (No. 8?). 1/53 G as onion store: Cambs Mus Tech: Rutland: 2002 NNR. Restored Appleby 9/02-5/04. Underframe and bogie frames are "new build". ONLY surviving tram coach.
Owner North Norfolk Railway
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 Much replaced/reproduced material
Degree of Underframe/Running Gear Originality Not Applicable
Degree of External Authenticity Good
Degree of Internal Authenticity Fair
Degree of Underframe Authenticity Not Applicable
Rarity Unique
Historical Importance Exceptionally Important
Storage Secure Building
Operating Yes
Survey Date 01/08/2006
Surveyor Kevin Stroud
Photo Date 11/06/2015
Photo by Steve West
At Risk No
Date Record Last Updated 21/08/2017

Ken Hartley 07/08/2017: another view
Ken Hartley 07/08/2017: another view




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