Ffestiniog 15 Earliest bogie coaches: originally tricomposite built 1872

Ffestiniog 15 Earliest bogie coaches: originally tricomposite built 1872This 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

Ffestiniog 15 Earliest bogie coaches: originally tricomposite built 1872
Ffestiniog 15 Earliest bogie coaches: originally tricomposite built 1872

 

Present Location Ffestiniog
Designed For Ffestiniog
Built by Brown Marshalls
Type C
First Number 15
Present Number None
Gauge 1ft 11 5/8in
Wheel Arrangement 4-w bogies
Original Underframe Yes
Original Bogies/Wheelsets Yes
Additional Notes Into service 1/73. With No. 16 earliest iron-framed bogie coaches in GB. Tricomposite, later 6 3rd, 1 1st compartments. Wrought iron (?) framing with cross bracing. Restored 1960. HLF grant awarded for full restoration to tricomposite 1999: finished 2001.
Owner Ffestiniog Railway 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 Some replaced/reproduced material
Degree of External Authenticity Very Good
Degree of Internal Authenticity Very Good
Degree of Underframe Authenticity Very Good
Rarity Few
Historical Importance Exceptionally Important
Storage Secure Building
Operating Yes
Survey Date 01/06/2005
Surveyor Norman Bond
Photo Date 13/03/2002
Photo by Norman Bond
At Risk No
Date Record Last Updated 28/07/2013

As seen at NRM York 6 6 12
As seen at NRM York 6 6 12


 

 










 





 

 

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