CIE 2624 AEC/Park Royal Railcar built 1953

CIE 2624 AEC/Park Royal Railcar built 1953This 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

CIE 2624 AEC/Park Royal Railcar built 1953
CIE 2624 AEC/Park Royal Railcar built 1953

 

Present Location Inchicore
Designed For CIE
Built by Park Royal
Type Railcar
First Number 2624
Later Numbers 6111
Present Number 6111
Gauge 5ft 3in
Wheel Arrangement 4-w bogies
Original Underframe Yes
Original Bogies/Wheelsets Yes
Additional Notes Last remaining example of a fleet of 60 railcars built by AEC/Park Royal for CIE as part of the dieselisation programme. Converted to push-pull driving car in 1973/4. Withdrawn 9/87.
Owner Iarnrod Eireann
External Structural Condition Satisfactory
Internal Structural Condition Satisfactory
Underframe Condition Satisfactory
External Finish Poor but Substantially Complete
Internal Finish Poor but Substantially Complete
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 Exceptionally Important
Storage Under Cover
Operating No
Survey Date 28/01/2003
Surveyor Colin Holliday
Photo Date 28/01/2003
At Risk No


 

 














 

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