LSWR 1520 Lavatory Third Brake built 1910

LSWR 1520 Lavatory Third Brake built 1910This 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 1520 Lavatory Third Brake built 1910
LSWR 1520 Lavatory Third Brake built 1910


Present Location Bluebell
County Location West Sussex
Designed For LSWR
Build Location Eastleigh
Diagram number 16, SR 124
Lot number 1446
Type BTL
First Number 1520
Later Numbers SR 2975, S2975S, DS1119
Present Number None
Gauge 4ft 8 1/2in
Wheel Arrangement 4-w bogies
Original Underframe Yes
Original Bogies/Wheelsets Yes
Additional Notes W from passenger service 08/48: converted to ambulance van for Feltham marshalliing yard: finally W 1969. P 1970 MNLPS: at Longmoor till 1971, Ashford till abandoned 1977, Bluebell 06/77. Staff/Equipment Van in Fire Train. Mansell wheels. Restoration began 2002, completed 03/10. Livery is original Salmon Pink (upper) and Bitter Chocolate (lower bodyside). Back into service 03/10.
Owner Bluebell Railway
External Structural Condition Very Good
Internal Structural Condition Very Good
Underframe Condition Very Good
External Finish Very Good
Internal Finish Very Good
Degree of External Originality Much replaced/reproduced material
Degree of Internal Originality Much replaced/reproduced material
Degree of Underframe/Running Gear Originality Some replaced/reproduced material
Degree of External Authenticity Very Good
Degree of Internal Authenticity Very Good
Degree of Underframe Authenticity Very Good
Rarity Unique
Historical Importance Very Important
Storage Secure Building
Operating Yes
Survey Date 18/03/2012
Surveyor David Wigley
Photo Date 07/08/2010
Photo by Nick Felton
At Risk No
Date Record Last Updated 25/03/2016

Steve West. 09/04/2015
Steve West. 09/04/2015






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