NLR Four-wheel First (later Ambulance coach): body only built 1898

NLR Four-wheel First (later Ambulance coach): body only built 1898This 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

NLR Four-wheel First (later Ambulance coach): body only built 1898
NLR Four-wheel First (later Ambulance coach): body only built 1898


Present Location Ribble Steam Railway
County Location Lancashire
Designed For NLR
Build Location Bow
Type FY
Gauge 4ft 8 1/2in
Wheel Arrangement Body only
Original Underframe No
Original Bogies/Wheelsets No
Additional Notes Former Ambulance Train coach - presumed WW1 Continental Train #38. 'LNWR' found on doorlocks. Roof protected by corrugated iron sheeting. Used as a store. Formerly a chalet, ca 1920-1980 (where, please?): P Dean Forest 1980. By end of 2010, donated to Furness Railway Trust to add to Vintage Train. Now at Ribble Steam Railway resting on BR HB 96327 underframe (q.v.).
Owner Furness Railway Trust
External Structural Condition Poor but Substantially Complete
Internal Structural Condition Poor but Substantially Complete
Underframe Condition Not Applicable
External Finish Derelict/Not Present
Internal Finish Derelict/Not Present
Degree of External Originality Much replaced/reproduced material
Degree of Internal Originality Some replaced/reproduced material
Degree of Underframe/Running Gear Originality Not Applicable
Degree of External Authenticity Fair
Degree of Internal Authenticity Fair
Degree of Underframe Authenticity Not Applicable
Rarity Few
Historical Importance of some Importance
Storage Secure Building
Operating No
Survey Date 17/06/1999
Surveyor Jackie Cope
Photo Date 13/08/2017
Photo by Steve West
At Risk No
Date Record Last Updated 31/08/2017

17/06/1999: earlier condition
17/06/1999: earlier condition






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