GER 325M Six-wheel Luggage Composite (body only) built 1880

GER 325M Six-wheel Luggage Composite (body only) built 1880This 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 325M Six-wheel Luggage Composite (body only) built 1880
GER 325M Six-wheel Luggage Composite (body only) built 1880


Present Location Ingham
County Location Norfolk
Designed For GER
Built by Metro Carriage Wagon
Diagram number 200
Type CZ
First Number 325M
Present Number None
Gauge 4ft 8 1/2in
Wheel Arrangement Body only
Original Underframe Yes
Original Bogies/Wheelsets No
Additional Notes Built 7/1880. Converted by GER 7/1918 to General Van (Diagram 45 Miscellaneous), used as such till W 3/1925. Dwelling at Mundford (Norfolk) till 1970s: then to Nacton as Shop/Office in a Garden Centre. To Ingham, Norfolk (North End Farm, Long Lane) for external restoration and then use as a summer house. Sheeted when seen 08/17 (see additional photo below).
External Structural Condition Good
Internal Structural Condition Derelict/Not Present
Underframe Condition Not Applicable
External Finish Satisfactory
Internal Finish Derelict/Not Present
Degree of External Originality As built/last Passenger rebuild (BR or before)
Degree of Internal Originality Not Applicable
Degree of Underframe/Running Gear Originality Not Applicable
Degree of External Authenticity 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 No
Date Record Last Updated 12/09/2017

Ken Hartley 01/08/2017
Ken Hartley 01/08/2017






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