BR 5497 Mk 2b Tourist Second Open built 1971

BR 5497 Mk 2b Tourist Second Open built 1971This 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 5497 Mk 2b Tourist Second Open built 1971
BR 5497 Mk 2b Tourist Second Open built 1971

 

Present Location Great Central (Northern)
Designed For BR
Build Location Derby
Built by BR
Diagram number 105
Lot number 30791
Type TSO
First Number 5497
Present Number 5497
Gauge 4ft 8 1/2in
Wheel Arrangement 4-w bogies
Original Underframe Yes
Original Bogies/Wheelsets Yes
Additional Notes Mk 2b. Dgm AC208. To LUL West Rusilip 1995 for LT's excursion trips on the Metropolitan line, then to Mid Norfolk Railway 5/05 to form part of MNR's air-braked Blue/Grey set. Sold to and relocated to Nottingham Heritage 8/09.
External Structural Condition Good
Internal Structural Condition Good
Underframe Condition Good
External Finish Good
Internal Finish 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 Several
Historical Importance no Immediate Importance/Not Applicable
Storage Under Cover
Operating Yes
Survey Date 27/08/2003
Surveyor Byron Chamberlain
Photo Date 23/08/2014
Photo by Steve West
At Risk No
Date Record Last Updated 31/08/2014


 

 














 

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