LMS 999504 Inspection Saloon built 1959

LMS 999504 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 999504 Inspection Saloon built 1959
LMS 999504 Inspection Saloon built 1959


Present Location Ecclesbourne Valley
Designed For LMS
Built by BR
Diagram number 2046
Lot number 3093
First Number 999504
Later Numbers M999504 DB999504
Present Number M999504
Gauge 4ft 8 1/2in
Wheel Arrangement 4-w bogies
Additional Notes BR version of LMS Inspection Saloon. To GCR early 2005 on loan from EWS to the Loughborough Standard Loco Group. Repainted from EWS to BR Maroon livery, but prefix 'M' is incorrect, as BR used DB for NPCCS, built to wagon diagram. By road 3/10 to Ecclesbourne Valley Railway (Wirksworth). Withdrawn from service early 2014. To private owner 06/14. Refurbishment planned for coming months.
External Structural Condition Good
Internal Structural Condition Good
Underframe Condition Good
External Finish Good
Internal Finish Good
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 Good
Degree of Internal Authenticity Good
Degree of Underframe Authenticity Good
Rarity Few
Historical Importance some Interest, Modest Consequence
Storage Open
Operating No
Survey Date 12/02/2012
Surveyor David Wigley
Photo Date 31/07/2010
Photo by Michael Cope
At Risk No
Date Record Last Updated 17/06/2014





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