BR 86949 Mk 1 GUV (General Utility Van) built 1960

BR 86949 Mk 1 GUV (General Utility Van) built 1960This 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 86949 Mk 1 GUV (General Utility Van) built 1960
BR 86949 Mk 1 GUV (General Utility Van) built 1960

 

Present Location Great Central
Designed For BR
Built by Pressed Steel
Diagram number 811
Lot number 30616
Type GUV
First Number 86949
Later Numbers 93949 96194
Present Number 96194
Gauge 4ft 8 1/2in
Wheel Arrangement 4-w bogies
Original Underframe Yes
Original Bogies/Wheelsets No
Additional Notes P 2003 Ex BR Derby. Motorail conversion with Commonwealth bogies. Used as stores north of Loughborough Loco shed. 09/07 Still in Intercity livery, but some graffiti.
Owner Great Central Railway
External Structural Condition Good
Internal Structural Condition Good
Underframe Condition Good
External Finish Satisfactory
Internal Finish Satisfactory
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 Many
Historical Importance no Immediate Importance/Not Applicable
Storage Open
Operating No
Survey Date 08/09/2007
Surveyor Kevin Stroud
Photo Date 08/09/2007
Photo by Kevin Stroud
At Risk No
Date Record Last Updated 23/08/2009


 

 














 

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