BR 51803 Class 101 Driving Motor Composite Lavatory built 1959

BR 51803 Class 101 Driving Motor Composite Lavatory 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

BR 51803 Class 101 Driving Motor Composite Lavatory built 1959
BR 51803 Class 101 Driving Motor Composite Lavatory built 1959

 

Present Location Keighley Worth Valley
County Location West Yorkshire
Designed For BR
Built by Metro Cammell
Diagram number 621
Lot number 30588
Type DMCL
First Number 51803
Later Numbers SC51803
Present Number 51803
Gauge 4ft 8 1/2in
Wheel Arrangement 4-w bogies
Original Underframe Yes
Original Bogies/Wheelsets Yes
Additional Notes Dgm DP304. Unique only within this Lot. Was in Unit 101 676 with 51205. P 7/05. Briefly in service 4/06 with the two Class 108 vehicles as a hybrid 3-car unit. Repainted to high standard at VCT Ingrow March/April 2009.
Owner Keighley & Worth Valley Railway
External Structural Condition Good
Internal Structural Condition Good
Underframe Condition Good
External Finish Very Good
Internal Finish Good
Degree of External Originality Some replaced/reproduced material
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 Unique
Historical Importance some Interest, Modest Consequence
Storage Open
Operating Yes
Survey Date 28/08/2006
Surveyor Kevin Stroud
Photo Date 19/08/2012
Photo by Steve West
At Risk No
Date Record Last Updated 20/04/2016


 

 










 



 

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