LMS 37882 Luggage & Parcels Van built 1935

LMS 37882 Luggage & Parcels Van built 1935This 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

LMS 37882 Luggage & Parcels Van built 1935
LMS 37882 Luggage & Parcels Van built 1935


Present Location Scottish Industrial Railway Centre
County Location East Ayrshire
Designed For LMS
Build Location Wolverton
Diagram number 1870
Lot number 864
Type LPV
First Number 37882
Later Numbers M37882M 975241
Present Number 975241
Gauge 4ft 8 1/2in
Wheel Arrangement 4-w bogies
Original Underframe Yes
Original Bogies/Wheelsets Yes
Additional Notes Vacuum brake, steam heat piped. No dynamo; external handbrake wheel. Yellow paint, black chevron stripes. CCT-type doors. Ex Ayr Depot tool van, bought for conversion to passenger carriage. Stored untouched in a vandalised state at Minnivey Colliery, Dalmellington (original SIRC site). By 5/10 to Scottish Industrial Railway Centre, Dunaskin Shed, Waterside, nr Dalmellington. 07/17: confirmed still in situ.
Owner Ayrshire Railway Preservation Group
External Structural Condition Poor but Substantially Complete
Internal Structural Condition Poor but Substantially Complete
Underframe Condition Fair
External Finish Poor and Incomplete
Internal Finish Poor and Incomplete
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 Secure Open
Operating No
Survey Date 02/07/2006
Surveyor David Wigley
Photo Date 11/09/2011
Photo by Dennis Graham
At Risk No
Date Record Last Updated 13/08/2017





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