SECR 177 Open First (later Family Saloon) built 1900

SECR 177 Open First (later Family Saloon) built 1900This 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 177 Open First (later Family Saloon) built 1900
SECR 177 Open First (later Family Saloon) built 1900


Present Location Kent East Sussex
County Location Kent
Designed For SECR
Build Location Ashford
Diagram number 4330
Type FO
First Number 177
Later Numbers 7913, ARMY 118, ARMY 3006, KESR 84
Present Number 177
Current Livery SECR
Gauge 4ft 8 1/2in
Wheel Arrangement 4-w bogies
Original Underframe Yes
Original Bogies/Wheelsets Yes
Additional Notes Convtd to Invalid Sln 1908; to Army 1936 LMR Officers' Train. P 1970, gift to TT, remaining at Longmoor till to SVR in 1971. Sold to K&ESR Loco Trust and came south 1985. Overhaul completed by March 1999: further work in 04. 02/17: at Tenterden.
Owner K&ESR Locomotive Trust
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 Some replaced/reproduced material
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 Very Good
Degree of Underframe Authenticity Very Good
Rarity Unique
Historical Importance of some Importance
Storage Secure Open
Operating Yes
Survey Date 05/02/2002
Surveyor Gordon Maslin
Photo Date 14/02/2017
Photo by Dan Adkins
At Risk No
Date Record Last Updated 04/03/2017




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