LMS 999503 Inspection Saloon built 1959

LMS 999503 Inspection Saloon built 1959This 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

LMS 999503 Inspection Saloon built 1959
LMS 999503 Inspection Saloon built 1959

 

Present Location Great Central
Designed For LMS
Built by BR
Type INSP
First Number 999503
Later Numbers RACAL BELLE
Present Number 999503 Racal Belle
Gauge 4ft 8 1/2in
Wheel Arrangement 4-w bogies
Original Underframe Yes
Original Bogies/Wheelsets Yes
Additional Notes Often seen at Open Days etc. By 12/08 at Ramparts, Derby, for full restoration. Reported as at SVR 04/09, but confirmed arrived at GCR on 08/07/2009
Owner EWS
External Structural Condition Very Good
Internal Structural Condition Very Good
Underframe Condition Very Good
External Finish Very Good
Internal Finish Very 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 Few
Historical Importance some Interest, Modest Consequence
Storage Open
Operating Yes
Photo Date 16/11/2013
Photo by Steve West
At Risk No
Date Record Last Updated 23/11/2013

Previous condition 31/10/1999
Previous condition 31/10/1999


 

 










 





 

 

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