BR 55513 Class 141 BR Leyland 4-wheel unit built 1984

BR 55513 Class 141 BR Leyland 4-wheel unit built 1984This 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

BR 55513 Class 141 BR Leyland 4-wheel unit built 1984
BR 55513 Class 141 BR Leyland 4-wheel unit built 1984

 

Present Location Midland Railway Centre
County Location Derbyshire
Designed For BR
Build Location Derby
Built by BR
Diagram number DP228
Lot number 30977
Type DMS
First Number 55513
Present Number 55513
Current Livery West Yorkshire Metro
Gauge 4ft 8 1/2in
Wheel Arrangement 4 wheel
Original Underframe Yes
Original Bogies/Wheelsets Yes
Additional Notes The only unit of this class to be modified with Cummins engine and Voith transmission. P 2001. With 55533 makes up Unit 141113. Owned by Llangollen Group but at Midland Railway Centre for storage and some attention - were then used extensively at Butterley during Spring 2015. Fully restored 2006/7. (To Weardale 06/10 to ?/13). 11/17: confirmed still at Butterley.
Owner Llangollen Railcar Group
External Structural Condition Very Good
Internal Structural Condition Very Good
Underframe Condition Very Good
External Finish Very Good
Internal Finish Very Good
Degree of External Originality As built/last Passenger rebuild (BR or before)
Degree of Internal Originality As built/last Passenger rebuild (BR or before)
Degree of Underframe/Running Gear Originality As built/last Passenger rebuild (BR or before)
Degree of External Authenticity Very Good
Degree of Internal Authenticity Very Good
Degree of Underframe Authenticity Very Good
Rarity Unique
Historical Importance of some Importance
Storage Secure Open
Operating Yes
Survey Date 01/05/2007
Surveyor Evan Green-Hughes
Photo Date 19/03/2017
Photo by Steve West
At Risk No
Date Record Last Updated 13/11/2017


 

 










 



 

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