SECR 153 Four-wheel PMVY (Parcels & Miscellaneous Van) built 1922

SECR 153 Four-wheel PMVY (Parcels & Miscellaneous Van) built 1922This 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

SECR 153 Four-wheel PMVY (Parcels & Miscellaneous Van) built 1922
SECR 153 Four-wheel PMVY (Parcels & Miscellaneous Van) built 1922

 

Present Location Bluebell
Designed For SECR
Build Location Ashford
Diagram number 960
Type PMVY
First Number 153
Later Numbers SR 1994, S1994S, DS/DW70031
Present Number 153
Gauge 4ft 8 1/2in
Wheel Arrangement 4 wheel
Original Underframe Yes
Original Bogies/Wheelsets Yes
Additional Notes P 1973 13T Utility Van. 'Original' Passenger Luggage Van. Bluebell 17/11/73. Builder's plate is Ashford. In use as Mess Van. Restored externally to SECR condition for SECR Centenary, 1999. Occasional operation. Generally stored at Horsted Keynes station.
Owner Bluebell Railway
External Structural Condition Good
Internal Structural Condition Good
Underframe Condition Good
External Finish Good
Internal Finish Good
Degree of External Originality As built/last Passenger rebuild (BR or before)
Degree of Internal Originality Some replaced/reproduced material
Degree of Underframe/Running Gear Originality As built/last Passenger rebuild (BR or before)
Degree of External Authenticity Very Good
Degree of Internal Authenticity None
Degree of Underframe Authenticity Very Good
Rarity Few
Historical Importance some Interest, Modest Consequence
Storage Open
Operating Yes
Survey Date 25/08/2004
Surveyor Kevin Stroud
Photo Date 01/11/2011
Photo by Steve West
At Risk No
Date Record Last Updated 05/11/2011


 

 










 



 

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