GWR Six-wheel Lavatory Composite (body only) built 1885

GWR Six-wheel Lavatory Composite (body only) built 1885This 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

GWR Six-wheel Lavatory Composite (body only) built 1885
GWR Six-wheel Lavatory Composite (body only) built 1885

 

Present Location Cynheidre
County Location Carmarthenshire
Designed For GWR
Type CLZ
Gauge 4ft 8 1/2in
Wheel Arrangement Body only
Original Underframe No
Original Bogies/Wheelsets No
Additional Notes 1880-90. Originally broad gauge vehicle with standard gauge body. W early 1930s. 2003 donated to Llanelli & Mynydd Mawr Railway following death of previous owner who had it grounded in Llanelli, from where recovered to Llangennech and then to Cynheidre (6 miles N of Llanelli) 11/07. Long-term restoration project by LMMR.
Owner Llanelli & Mynydd Mawr Railway
External Structural Condition Satisfactory
Internal Structural Condition Fair
Underframe Condition Not Applicable
External Finish Fair
Internal Finish Not Applicable
Degree of External Originality As built/last Passenger rebuild (BR or before)
Degree of Internal Originality Not Applicable
Degree of Underframe/Running Gear Originality Not Applicable
Degree of External Authenticity Very Good
Degree of Internal Authenticity Poor
Degree of Underframe Authenticity Not Applicable
Rarity Unique
Historical Importance of some Importance
Storage Secure Building
Operating No
Survey Date 05/02/2005
Surveyor Kevin Stroud
Photo Date 01/06/2004
Photo by Kevin Stroud
At Risk No
Date Record Last Updated 22/04/2016


 

 














 

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