SR 1162 Four-wheel PMVY (Parcels & Miscellaneous Van) built 1936

SR 1162 Four-wheel PMVY (Parcels & Miscellaneous Van) built 1936This 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

SR 1162 Four-wheel PMVY (Parcels & Miscellaneous Van) built 1936
SR 1162 Four-wheel PMVY (Parcels & Miscellaneous Van) built 1936

 

Present Location Midsomer Norton
Designed For SR
Build Location Ashford
Diagram number 3103
Lot number 824
Type PMVY
First Number 1162
Later Numbers S1162S DS149
Present Number S1162S
Gauge 4ft 8 1/2in
Wheel Arrangement 4 wheel
Original Underframe Yes
Original Bogies/Wheelsets Yes
Additional Notes Purchased from BR circa 1990 and moved from New Cross to Swanage. Early '90s it was moved to Bitton to provide a covered workshop for restoration of various major components of 80104 and 80078. Moved belatedly to Midsomer Norton owing to lack of room or need for it at Swanage. It is on indefinite loan to MN with no intention or requirement to return it to Swanage. Much refurbishment work has been undertaken by MN.
External Structural Condition Satisfactory
Internal Structural Condition Not Applicable
Underframe Condition Good
External Finish Satisfactory
Internal Finish Not Applicable
Degree of External Originality As built/last Passenger rebuild (BR or before)
Degree of Internal Originality Not Applicable
Degree of Underframe/Running Gear Originality As built/last Passenger rebuild (BR or before)
Degree of External Authenticity Good
Degree of Internal Authenticity Not Applicable
Degree of Underframe Authenticity Good
Rarity Many
Historical Importance no Immediate Importance/Not Applicable
Storage Secure Open
Operating No
Survey Date 07/11/1999
Surveyor Mike Stanbury
Photo Date 08/02/2014
Photo by Nick Felton
At Risk No
Date Record Last Updated 14/02/2014


 

 














 

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