LSWR 126 Four-wheel Family Saloon (body only) built 1876

LSWR 126 Four-wheel Family Saloon (body only) built 1876This 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

LSWR 126 Four-wheel Family Saloon (body only) built 1876
LSWR 126 Four-wheel Family Saloon (body only) built 1876


Present Location Netherbury
County Location Dorset
Designed For LSWR
Built by Metro Carriage Wagon
First Number 126
Present Number 126
Gauge 4ft 8 1/2in
Wheel Arrangement Body only
Original Underframe No
Original Bogies/Wheelsets No
Additional Notes Luggage compt removed 1905 when part dwelling at Exmouth Docks. P 1991 as "Fagin's Antiques", Hele. To N'by 1999. Luggage compt re-created using part of LSWR 719, demolished at Chilsworthy. Saloon researched and re-created to museum standard (see second additional photo . Appeared in 'World of Interiors' magazine March/April 2011 - is this a first for a carriage body?
External Structural Condition Very Good
Internal Structural Condition Fair
Underframe Condition Not Applicable
External Finish Very Good
Internal Finish Very Good
Degree of External Originality Some replaced/reproduced material
Degree of Internal Originality Conversion/rebuild/reproduction
Degree of Underframe/Running Gear Originality Not Applicable
Degree of External Authenticity Very Good
Degree of Internal Authenticity Good
Degree of Underframe Authenticity Not Applicable
Rarity Unique
Historical Importance of some Importance
Storage Secure Open
Operating No
Survey Date 02/06/2009
Surveyor Charles Gardner
Photo Date 21/05/2017
Photo by Ken Hartley
At Risk No
Date Record Last Updated 03/06/2017

Ken Hartley 21/05/2017. Another view
Ken Hartley 21/05/2017. Another view

Ken Hartley 21/05/2017. Interior view - see Notes above
Ken Hartley 21/05/2017. Interior view - see Notes above





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