Manchester Birmingham 4-wheel 3 comp First (body only: on wagon u/frame) built 1844

Manchester Birmingham 4-wheel 3 comp First (body only: on wagon u/frame) built 1844This 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

Manchester Birmingham 4-wheel 3 comp First (body only: on wagon u/frame) built 1844
Manchester Birmingham 4-wheel 3 comp First (body only: on wagon u/frame) built 1844

 

Present Location Manchester Museum
County Location Greater Manchester
Designed For Manchester Birmingham
Built by Wright and Sons
Type FY
Later Numbers 1
Present Number 1
Gauge 4ft 8 1/2in
Wheel Arrangement Body only
Original Underframe No
Original Bogies/Wheelsets No
Additional Notes To Shrewsbury & Hereford Railway pre 1874. Derailed 1874, one end damaged. Body grounded nearby at Dorrington Grove. P 1986 at Llangollen by LNWRSoc members, to Manchester 1993. Very extensively restored/rebuilt and on to wagon chassis ex 555859 by 1997.
Owner Museum of Science & Industry in Manchester
External Structural Condition Very Good
Internal Structural Condition Very Good
Underframe Condition Good
External Finish Very Good
Internal Finish Very Good
Degree of External Originality Much replaced/reproduced material
Degree of Internal Originality Much replaced/reproduced material
Degree of Underframe/Running Gear Originality Not Applicable
Degree of External Authenticity Very Good
Degree of Internal Authenticity Very Good
Degree of Underframe Authenticity Fair
Rarity Unique
Historical Importance Very Important
Storage Secure Building
Operating No
Survey Date 15/07/2006
Surveyor Kevin Stroud
Photo Date 12/08/2017
Photo by Steve West
At Risk No
Date Record Last Updated 27/08/2017

Nick Felton - 07/02/2015
Nick Felton - 07/02/2015


 

 










 





 

 

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