SR 2339 GUV (General Utility Van - Gangwayed) (body only) built 1930

SR 2339 GUV (General Utility Van - Gangwayed) (body only) built 1930This 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

SR 2339 GUV (General Utility Van - Gangwayed) (body only) built 1930
SR 2339 GUV (General Utility Van - Gangwayed) (body only) built 1930


Present Location Robertsbridge
Designed For SR
Build Location Ashford
Diagram number 3098
Lot number 467
Type GUV
First Number 2339
Later Numbers US2339 S2339S DS70076, KESR 77 (2330)
Present Number 2339
Gauge 4ft 8 1/2in
Wheel Arrangement Body only
Original Underframe Yes
Original Bogies/Wheelsets Yes
Additional Notes On lengthened 49 ft u/f ex LSWR Composite 3001. In Ambulance Train 36 as US3609 1944-47. P 1982: Robertsbridge Station Yard from 1994. To private owner by 02/02, later to RVRSA. For a time carried "2330" in error on one side.
Owner Rother Valley Railway Supporters' Association
External Structural Condition Fair
Internal Structural Condition Fair
Underframe Condition Satisfactory
External Finish Fair
Internal Finish Fair
Degree of External Originality As left Departmental service
Degree of Internal Originality As left Departmental service
Degree of Underframe/Running Gear Originality As left Departmental service
Degree of External Authenticity Very Good
Degree of Internal Authenticity Very Good
Degree of Underframe Authenticity Very Good
Rarity Unique
Historical Importance of some Importance
Storage Open
Operating No
Survey Date 06/03/1999
Surveyor David Wigley
Photo Date 10/10/2000
At Risk No
Date Record Last Updated 24/07/2015





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