SR 1455 Four-wheel PMVY (Parcels & Miscellaneous Van) built 1951

SR 1455 Four-wheel PMVY (Parcels & Miscellaneous Van) built 1951This 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 1455 Four-wheel PMVY (Parcels & Miscellaneous Van) built 1951
SR 1455 Four-wheel PMVY (Parcels & Miscellaneous Van) built 1951

 

Present Location Bluebell
Designed For SR
Build Location Wolverton
Built by BR
Diagram number 3103
Type PMVY
First Number 1455
Later Numbers S1455S DB975669
Present Number DB975669
Gauge 4ft 8 1/2in
Wheel Arrangement 4 wheel
Original Underframe No
Original Bogies/Wheelsets Yes
Additional Notes Converted to air brake 1965. Ex CCE Staff & Tool Van. To Bluebell 2001 for underframe only, but still complete 10/12 and in temporary use as S&T store.
Owner Bluebell Railway
External Structural Condition Poor but Substantially Complete
Internal Structural Condition Poor but Substantially Complete
Underframe Condition Satisfactory
External Finish Poor but Substantially Complete
Internal Finish Poor but Substantially Complete
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 Many
Historical Importance no Immediate Importance/Not Applicable
Storage Open
Operating Yes
Survey Date 12/03/2012
Surveyor David Wigley
Photo Date 17/05/2002
Photo by Byron Chamberlain
At Risk No
Date Record Last Updated 23/11/2012


 

 










 



 

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