BR 25788 Mk 1 Corridor Second built 1961

BR 25788 Mk 1 Corridor Second built 1961This 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

BR 25788 Mk 1 Corridor Second built 1961
BR 25788 Mk 1 Corridor Second built 1961


Present Location Great Central
County Location Leicestershire
Designed For BR
Build Location Derby
Built by BR
Diagram number 146
Lot number 30685
Type SK
First Number 25788
Later Numbers M25788 18788 1898
Present Number 1898
Gauge 4ft 8 1/2in
Wheel Arrangement 4-w bogies
Original Underframe Yes
Original Bogies/Wheelsets No
Additional Notes P 1994. At Crewe till 1995: then Thingley Junction, Chippenham. To SRPS at Bo'ness by 4/01. Placed on B1 bogies - C'wealth to refit! Renumbered (subtracted 7,000) to avoid clash with DMUs. 10/04: for sale/for disposal. To Great Central by 9/10. By 12/10 refurbished as Bar Car '1898' for GCR's Pullman-style dining train - see photo below.
Owner Great Central Railway plc
External Structural Condition Poor and Incomplete
Internal Structural Condition Poor and Incomplete
Underframe Condition Poor and Incomplete
External Finish Poor and Incomplete
Internal Finish Poor and Incomplete
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 Not Applicable
Degree of External Authenticity Good
Degree of Internal Authenticity Good
Degree of Underframe Authenticity Poor
Rarity Many
Historical Importance no Immediate Importance/Not Applicable
Storage Open
Operating Yes
Survey Date 21/09/2002
Surveyor Trevor England
Photo Date 13/04/2013
Photo by George Toms
At Risk No
Date Record Last Updated 18/04/2016






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