SECR 132 prototype Maunsell SECR Luggage Van (PMV) built 1919

SECR 132 prototype Maunsell SECR Luggage Van (PMV) built 1919This 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

SECR 132 prototype Maunsell SECR Luggage Van (PMV) built 1919
SECR 132 prototype Maunsell SECR Luggage Van (PMV) built 1919


Present Location Kent East Sussex
Designed For SECR
Build Location Ashford
Diagram number 960
First Number 132
Later Numbers 1972, 374S, DS734, 082757, KESR 93
Present Number 132
Gauge 4ft 8 1/2in
Wheel Arrangement 4 wheel
Original Underframe Yes
Original Bogies/Wheelsets Yes
Additional Notes The prototype Utility Van. In 1919 used to transport Edith Cavell's body on repatriation and later that year the body of Captain Charles Algernon Fryatt; in 1920 it was used to transport the body of 'The Unknown Warrior' on his final journey to Westminster Abbey. P 1991, stored Hoo Junction till 1992, on KESR (proper) till 1994; then Robertsbridge Station Yard until back to K&ESR late 2004. Fully restored: re-dedicated 10th November 2010 and now on display at Bodiam, with exhibition (and coffin!).
Owner South Eastern & Chatham Historical Railway Trust
External Structural Condition Very Good
Internal Structural Condition Very Good
Underframe Condition Satisfactory
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 left Departmental service
Degree of External Authenticity Good
Degree of Internal Authenticity Good
Degree of Underframe Authenticity Fair
Rarity Few
Historical Importance Very Important
Storage Open
Operating No
Survey Date 06/03/1999
Surveyor David Wigley
Photo Date 02/08/2015
Photo by Steve West
At Risk No
Date Record Last Updated 04/03/2017




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