BR 56504 Class 108 DMU: Driving Trailer Composite Lavatory built 1960

BR 56504 Class 108 DMU: Driving Trailer Composite Lavatory built 1960This 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 56504 Class 108 DMU: Driving Trailer Composite Lavatory built 1960
BR 56504 Class 108 DMU: Driving Trailer Composite Lavatory built 1960

 

Present Location Swanage
Designed For BR
Build Location Derby
Built by BR
Diagram number 646
Lot number 30602
Type DTCL
First Number 56504
Later Numbers 54504
Present Number M54504
Gauge 4ft 8 1/2in
Wheel Arrangement 4-w bogies
Original Underframe Yes
Original Bogies/Wheelsets Yes
Additional Notes Class 108. P 1993 at Peak Rail. To Swanage on long-term loan (paired with W51933) 1997. In green livery by 12/01.
Owner Peak Rail DMU Group
External Structural Condition Good
Internal Structural Condition Good
Underframe Condition Good
External Finish Satisfactory
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 built/last Passenger rebuild (BR or before)
Degree of External Authenticity Very Good
Degree of Internal Authenticity Good
Degree of Underframe Authenticity Very Good
Rarity Several
Historical Importance of some Importance
Storage Open
Operating Yes
Survey Date 01/08/1999
Surveyor Michael Cope
Photo Date 10/08/2013
Photo by Steve West
At Risk No
Date Record Last Updated 29/08/2013


 

 










 



 

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