LSWR 5025 Four-wheel luggage van built 1917

LSWR 5025 Four-wheel luggage van built 1917This 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 5025 Four-wheel luggage van built 1917
LSWR 5025 Four-wheel luggage van built 1917


Present Location Quainton
County Location Buckinghamshire
Designed For LSWR
Build Location Eastleigh
Diagram number 88
Lot number 2104
First Number 5025
Later Numbers 1451
Present Number 5025
Gauge 4ft 8 1/2in
Wheel Arrangement 4 wheel
Original Underframe Yes
Original Bogies/Wheelsets No
Additional Notes Withdrawn 1940, then at Tisbury. P 1971 by RVP and to Quainton; sold to them in 1983. Original wheelsets rotted whilst stored (not grounded, but bottom covered); now original type (but not THE original, which are still on site). Panels also not original. Completed, lined, lettered and back in service by 09/13.
Owner Quainton Railway Society
External Structural Condition Very Good
Internal Structural Condition Very Good
Underframe Condition Very Good
External Finish Good
Internal Finish Good
Degree of External Originality Much replaced/reproduced material
Degree of Internal Originality Some replaced/reproduced material
Degree of Underframe/Running Gear Originality Some replaced/reproduced material
Rarity Few
Historical Importance Very Important
Storage Secure Building
Operating Yes
Survey Date 15/10/2002
Surveyor Jackie Cope
Photo Date 03/08/2013
Photo by Dennis Graham
At Risk No
Date Record Last Updated 25/04/2016





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