SECR 2947 (design) SY body, now on SR PMVY u'frame built 1901

SECR 2947 (design) SY body, now on SR PMVY u'frame built 1901This 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 2947 (design) SY body, now on SR PMVY u'frame built 1901
SECR 2947 (design) SY body, now on SR PMVY u'frame built 1901


Present Location Kent East Sussex
County Location Kent
Designed For SECR
Build Location Ashford
Type SY
First Number 2947
Later Numbers K&ESR 88
Present Number 2947
Gauge 4ft 8 1/2in
Wheel Arrangement Body only
Original Underframe No
Original Bogies/Wheelsets No
Additional Notes LCDR design. Body g. 1921 bungalow Ashford (with LCDR's 52, 68 and 108). P 86, gift Developers to K&ESR Ashford Group: on to cut-down chassis ex SR PMVY 1228 3/95, in use 8/95. 'Ashford Coach'. Restored in orig SECR crimson lake livery - was "2", now "3"!
Owner K&ESR Locomotive Trust
External Structural Condition Good
Internal Structural Condition Good
Underframe Condition Good
External Finish Fair
Internal Finish Satisfactory
Degree of External Originality Much replaced/reproduced material
Degree of Internal Originality Much replaced/reproduced material
Degree of Underframe/Running Gear Originality Conversion/rebuild/reproduction
Degree of External Authenticity Good
Degree of Internal Authenticity Good
Degree of Underframe Authenticity Not Applicable
Rarity Unique
Historical Importance of some Importance
Storage Secure Open
Operating Yes
Survey Date 05/02/2002
Surveyor Gordon Maslin
Photo Date 23/07/2012
Photo by Steve West
At Risk No
Date Record Last Updated 20/04/2016





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