SECR 177 Four-wheel PMVY (Parcels & Miscellaneous Van) built 1922

SECR 177 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 177 Four-wheel PMVY (Parcels & Miscellaneous Van) built 1922
SECR 177 Four-wheel PMVY (Parcels & Miscellaneous Van) built 1922

 

Present Location Bluebell
Designed For SECR
Build Location Ashford
Diagram number 960
Type PMVY
First Number 177
Later Numbers SR 2012, DS1035, KESR 89
Present Number 89
Gauge 4ft 8 1/2in
Wheel Arrangement 4 wheel
Original Underframe Yes
Original Bogies/Wheelsets Yes
Additional Notes Mess & Tool van: original type Maunsell 4-wheel van. P Kent & East Sussex Railway 3/90 as Breakdown Train van. W early 2005 with need for extensive floor repairs. SR green one side - other is dark brown. to Bluebell by 01/13, where likely to be stripped to provide underframe for 4-wheel coach body.
Owner Bluebell Railway Trust
External Structural Condition Poor but Substantially Complete
Internal Structural Condition Poor but Substantially Complete
Underframe Condition Poor but Substantially Complete
External Finish Poor but Substantially Complete
Internal Finish Poor but Substantially Complete
Degree of External Originality As left Departmental service
Degree of Internal Originality As left Departmental service
Degree of Underframe/Running Gear Originality As left Departmental service
Degree of External Authenticity Good
Degree of Internal Authenticity Good
Degree of Underframe Authenticity Good
Rarity Few
Historical Importance some Interest, Modest Consequence
Storage Open
Operating No
Survey Date 20/01/2013
Surveyor David Wigley
Photo Date 30/12/2007
Photo by John Bishop
At Risk Yes
Date Record Last Updated 13/02/2013


 

 














 

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