LSWR 1353 Passenger Luggage Van (body only) built 1896

LSWR 1353 Passenger Luggage Van (body only) built 1896This 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

LSWR 1353 Passenger Luggage Van (body only) built 1896
LSWR 1353 Passenger Luggage Van (body only) built 1896


Present Location St Germans
County Location Cornwall
Designed For LSWR
Build Location Eastleigh
Type PLV
First Number 1353
Present Number None
Gauge 4ft 8 1/2in
Wheel Arrangement Body only
Original Underframe No
Original Bogies/Wheelsets No
Additional Notes W 8/32, then to site at Wadebridge: recovered 1995. Some reconstruction of one bottom side, but otherwise, structurally as found. Reconstruction chassis (non operational) and in use as holiday accommodation. Adjacent to St Germans Station. Similar, but derelict, body at Sellindge. Visitors welcome Ė but by prior appointment ONLY, please call Lizzy on 07776 261192 to arrange.
Owner Railholiday
External Structural Condition Good
Internal Structural Condition Good
Underframe Condition Not Applicable
External Finish Good
Internal Finish Good
Degree of External Originality As built/last Passenger rebuild (BR or before)
Degree of Internal Originality Conversion/rebuild/reproduction
Degree of Underframe/Running Gear Originality Not Applicable
Degree of External Authenticity Good
Degree of Internal Authenticity Poor
Degree of Underframe Authenticity Not Applicable
Rarity Few
Historical Importance of some Importance
Storage Secure Open
Operating No
Survey Date 22/08/2010
Surveyor Kevin Stroud
Photo Date 03/07/2015
Photo by Ken Hartley
At Risk No
Date Record Last Updated 20/09/2016





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