SR 1728 Four-wheel PMVY (body only) built 1943

SR 1728 Four-wheel PMVY (body only) built 1943This 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 1728 Four-wheel PMVY (body only) built 1943
SR 1728 Four-wheel PMVY (body only) built 1943


Present Location Bluebell
County Location West Sussex
Designed For SR
Build Location Lancing
Diagram number 3103
Lot number 1659
First Number 1728
Later Numbers 938? S1728S ADB977038
Gauge 4ft 8 1/2in
Wheel Arrangement Body only
Original Underframe No
Original Bogies/Wheelsets No
Additional Notes Built July 1943. Highly modified Departmental vehicle purchased for underframe. See separate entry for underframe. Was grounded in Sheffield Park sidings. By 2011 moved to train crew area, south of coaling stage.
Owner Bluebell Railway
External Structural Condition Fair
Internal Structural Condition Fair
Underframe Condition Not Applicable
External Finish Fair
Internal Finish Derelict/Not Present
Degree of External Originality As left Departmental service
Degree of Internal Originality As left Departmental service
Degree of Underframe/Running Gear Originality Not Applicable
Degree of External Authenticity Good
Degree of Internal Authenticity Good
Degree of Underframe Authenticity Not Applicable
Rarity n/a
Historical Importance no Immediate Importance/Not Applicable
Storage Open
Operating No
Survey Date 25/08/2004
Surveyor Kevin Stroud
Photo Date 18/02/2011
Photo by Brian Stanway
At Risk No
Date Record Last Updated 26/03/2016

August 2004 in Sheffield Park sidings.
August 2004 in Sheffield Park sidings.




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