BR 86830 Mk 1 GUV (General Utility Van) built 1959

BR 86830 Mk 1 GUV (General Utility Van) built 1959This 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 86830 Mk 1 GUV (General Utility Van) built 1959
BR 86830 Mk 1 GUV (General Utility Van) built 1959

 

Present Location Great Central
Designed For BR
Built by Pressed Steel
Diagram number 811
Lot number 30565
Type GUV
First Number 86830
Later Numbers 93830
Present Number None
Gauge 4ft 8 1/2in
Wheel Arrangement 4-w bogies
Original Underframe Yes
Original Bogies/Wheelsets Yes
Additional Notes P 1994 for filming. Fitted with ETH, security budget locks. Steam pipe blanked off. Was in Royal Mail red. Used as seat storage at Rothley. By 09/07 repainted into Maroon.
External Structural Condition Satisfactory
Internal Structural Condition Satisfactory
Underframe Condition Satisfactory
External Finish Satisfactory
Internal Finish Satisfactory
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 Very Good
Degree of Underframe Authenticity Very Good
Rarity Many
Historical Importance no Immediate Importance/Not Applicable
Storage Open
Operating No
Survey Date 08/09/2007
Surveyor Kevin Stroud
Photo Date 13/07/2013
Photo by Alan Tagg
At Risk No
Date Record Last Updated 27/07/2013


 

 














 

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