NLR Birdcage Brake (body only)

NLR Birdcage Brake (body only) This 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

NLR Birdcage Brake (body only)
NLR Birdcage Brake (body only)


Present Location Ribble Steam Railway
County Location Lancashire
Designed For NLR
Build Location Bow
Type B
Gauge 4ft 8 1/2in
Wheel Arrangement Body only
Original Underframe No
Original Bogies/Wheelsets No
Additional Notes 24' Guard's & Luggage Van with Birdcage lookout. In house garden in Shirley, Birmingham, for 80+ years till recovered 03/03. Intended as second vehicle for Furness Railway Trust's Vintage Train. To Appleby Heritage Centre by 04/03. Moved to Ribble Steam Railway 10/14. Intention is to restore, mounted on the extended underframe of FVY 75302 (qv).
Owner Furness Railway Trust
Rarity Unique
Historical Importance Very Important
Storage Secure Building
Operating No
Survey Date 28/09/2013
Surveyor Peter Hall
Photo Date 13/08/2017
Photo by Steve West
At Risk No
Date Record Last Updated 01/09/2017

Steve West 13/08/2017: view from other end
Steve West 13/08/2017: view from other end

Alan Tagg 17/10/2012: earlier view of other side
Alan Tagg 17/10/2012: earlier view of other side






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