GCR Robinson Suburban Brake (body only) built 1905

GCR Robinson Suburban Brake (body only) built 1905This 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

GCR Robinson Suburban Brake (body only) built 1905
GCR Robinson Suburban Brake (body only) built 1905


Present Location Great Central (Northern)
County Location Nottinghamshire
Designed For GCR
Type BT
Present Number None
Gauge 4ft 8 1/2in
Wheel Arrangement Body only
Original Underframe No
Original Bogies/Wheelsets No
Additional Notes G in 3 sections Armthorpe, nr Doncaster, 10/51. Lived in until 1970, but kept in good order after then. Recovered 2004 and by 1/06 carried on underframe ex LMS BG 31927 (qv). Many original internal fittings. Thought to be GCR 575, 580, 585, 590 or 592.
Owner Great Central Railway (Nottingham) Ltd
External Structural Condition Poor but Substantially Complete
Internal Structural Condition Poor but Substantially Complete
Underframe Condition Not Applicable
External Finish Poor but Substantially Complete
Internal Finish Poor and Incomplete
Degree of External Originality As built/last Passenger rebuild (BR or before)
Degree of Internal Originality Conversion/rebuild/reproduction
Degree of Underframe/Running Gear Originality Not Applicable
Degree of External Authenticity Very Good
Degree of Internal Authenticity Fair
Degree of Underframe Authenticity Not Applicable
Rarity Unique
Historical Importance of some Importance
Storage Open
Operating No
Survey Date 30/08/2005
Surveyor Kevin Stroud
Photo Date 02/10/2011
Photo by Steve West
At Risk No
Date Record Last Updated 18/04/2016





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