Rhymney Six-wheel Brake (body only) built 1890

Rhymney Six-wheel Brake (body only) built 1890This 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

Rhymney Six-wheel Brake (body only) built 1890
Rhymney Six-wheel Brake (body only) built 1890


Present Location Nantgarw
Designed For Rhymney
Type BY
Gauge 4ft 8 1/2in
Wheel Arrangement Body only
Original Underframe No
Original Bogies/Wheelsets No
Additional Notes Approx. date. Stored NGMW Penarth Flats by 11/92, then to Barry (bus garage), then to NMGW Store Nantgarw. Little history known about this vehicle.
Owner National Museums & Galleries of Wales
External Structural Condition Poor but Substantially Complete
Internal Structural Condition Derelict/Not Present
Underframe Condition Not Applicable
External Finish Fair
Internal Finish Derelict/Not Present
Degree of External Originality As built/last Passenger rebuild (BR or before)
Degree of Internal Originality Not Applicable
Degree of Underframe/Running Gear Originality Not Applicable
Degree of External Authenticity Very Good
Degree of Internal Authenticity Not Applicable
Degree of Underframe Authenticity Not Applicable
Rarity Unique
Historical Importance Very Important
Storage Secure Building
Operating No
Survey Date 26/09/2006
Surveyor Kevin Stroud
Photo Date 12/06/2001
At Risk No
Date Record Last Updated 01/01/2014




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