ECJS 189 ECJS clerestory RTO (body) built 1894

ECJS 189 ECJS clerestory RTO (body) built 1894This 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

ECJS 189 ECJS clerestory RTO (body) built 1894
ECJS 189 ECJS clerestory RTO (body) built 1894


Present Location North Yorkshire Moors
County Location North Yorkshire
Designed For ECJS
Build Location Doncaster
Diagram number 57, 25
Type RTO
First Number 189
Present Number None
Gauge 4ft 8 1/2in
Wheel Arrangement Body only
Original Underframe No
Original Bogies/Wheelsets No
Additional Notes Pantry added 1909, W'drn 1927 and grounded as a piggery in East Yorkshire. Body P 1988 Holme Trading Estate: put on to underframe and bogies ex LNER 6450. Scrapping threatened 1/98, but to new private owner and to Embsay where restoration started. To Wabtec Doncaster for 7/03 open day where it remained for alterations to ride height/springing. Whilst there sold to Doncaster College, whose plans then changed. 10/09: with aid of PRISM grant, purchased by LNERCA and to NYMR 4/10 for full restoration, including to go on to a more appropriate underframe. 04/17: still on underframe from LNER 6450 (qv) but underframe from LNER BTK 62540 (qv) has been shortened in preparation to take this body later in 2017.
External Structural Condition Very Good
Internal Structural Condition Good
Underframe Condition Fair
External Finish Very Good
Internal Finish Fair
Degree of External Originality Much replaced/reproduced material
Degree of Internal Originality Some replaced/reproduced material
Degree of Underframe/Running Gear Originality Conversion/rebuild/reproduction
Degree of External Authenticity Good
Degree of Internal Authenticity Good
Degree of Underframe Authenticity Not Applicable
Rarity Unique
Historical Importance of some Importance
Storage Secure Building
Operating No
Survey Date 26/07/2003
Surveyor Kevin Stroud
Photo Date 07/04/2010
Photo by Dave Cullingworth
At Risk No
Date Record Last Updated 19/06/2017

Steve West 28/04/2017. See Notes above
Steve West 28/04/2017. See Notes above






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