GER 541 Four-wheel 5 Compt. Suburban Second (body only) built 1899

GER 541 Four-wheel 5 Compt. Suburban Second (body only) built 1899This 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

GER 541 Four-wheel 5 Compt. Suburban Second (body only) built 1899
GER 541 Four-wheel 5 Compt. Suburban Second (body only) built 1899


Present Location Happisburgh
County Location Norfolk
Designed For GER
Build Location Stratford
Diagram number 308
Lot number B46
Type SY
First Number 541
Later Numbers 6642
Present Number None
Gauge 4ft 8 1/2in
Wheel Arrangement Body only
Original Underframe No
Original Bogies/Wheelsets No
Additional Notes Built 10/1899. Disposed of by LNER 22/3/29, built into bungalow at Walcott, Norfolk. Cut into 4 pieces for removal from site early 2001. Re-assembled and now in use as Summer house at Happisburgh, Norfolk. 3 glass fibre doors fitted. Other examples are at Downham Market and on the North Norfolk Railway. Advised sold Feb 17 - unknown whether this has now moved location.
External Structural Condition Satisfactory
Internal Structural Condition Derelict/Not Present
Underframe Condition Not Applicable
External Finish Satisfactory
Internal Finish Derelict/Not Present
Degree of External Originality Some replaced/reproduced material
Degree of Internal Originality Not Applicable
Degree of Underframe/Running Gear Originality Not Applicable
Degree of External Authenticity Very Good
Degree of Internal Authenticity Not Applicable
Degree of Underframe Authenticity Not Applicable
Rarity Few
Historical Importance of some Importance
Storage Secure Open
Operating No
Survey Date 08/05/2010
Surveyor Andrew Jenkins
Photo Date 08/05/2010
Photo by Andrew Jenkins
At Risk Yes
Date Record Last Updated 20/08/2017





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