GNRI Six-wheeler (body only)

GNRI Six-wheeler (body only) This 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

GNRI Six-wheeler (body only)
GNRI Six-wheeler (body only)

 

Present Location Downpatrick
Designed For GNRI
Type TZ
Present Number None
Gauge 5ft 3in
Wheel Arrangement Body only
Original Underframe No
Original Bogies/Wheelsets No
Additional Notes Date of build not known. One of a batch of 6 sold by GNR(I) to BCDR in early 1920s. Remained in service for less than 10 years. Sold for use as a 'Granny Flat' until 08/93 when salvaged for preservation. Now mounted on 6-wheel underframe ex MGWR No. 13M.
Owner Downpatrick & County Down Railway
External Structural Condition Satisfactory
Internal Structural Condition Poor but Substantially Complete
Underframe Condition Not Applicable
External Finish Derelict/Not Present
Internal Finish Not Applicable
Degree of External Originality Some replaced/reproduced material
Degree of Internal Originality Not Applicable
Degree of Underframe/Running Gear Originality Not Applicable
Degree of External Authenticity Good
Degree of Internal Authenticity Poor
Degree of Underframe Authenticity Not Applicable
Rarity Unique
Historical Importance of some Importance
Storage Secure Open
Operating No
Survey Date 11/05/1999
Surveyor Colin Holliday
Photo Date 02/10/2004
Photo by Michael Cope
At Risk No
Date Record Last Updated 08/06/2014


 

 














 

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