GWR 1195 Six-wheel 5-Compartment Third (body only) built 1886

GWR 1195 Six-wheel 5-Compartment Third (body only) built 1886This 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 1195 Six-wheel 5-Compartment Third (body only) built 1886
GWR 1195 Six-wheel 5-Compartment Third (body only) built 1886

 

Present Location Calstock
County Location Cornwall
Designed For GWR
Lot number 354
Type TZ
First Number 1195
Present Number None
Gauge 4ft 8 1/2in
Wheel Arrangement Body only
Original Underframe No
Original Bogies/Wheelsets No
Additional Notes Built as oil-lit 5-compt 6-wheel Third, later reduced to 4 wheels. Steam heating from 7/1900. Workman's coach from 1/1931. W 10/1938. Rare design with tall quarterlights. Many original internal fittings remain. In occasional use as a holiday chalet. '1195' found in two internal locations.
Owner Private
External Structural Condition Satisfactory
Internal Structural Condition Satisfactory
Underframe Condition Not Applicable
External Finish Satisfactory
Internal Finish Satisfactory
Degree of External Originality Some replaced/reproduced material
Degree of Internal Originality Conversion/rebuild/reproduction
Degree of Underframe/Running Gear Originality Not Applicable
Degree of External Authenticity Good
Degree of Internal Authenticity None
Degree of Underframe Authenticity Not Applicable
Rarity Unique
Historical Importance some Interest, Modest Consequence
Storage Open
Operating No
Survey Date 22/08/2010
Surveyor Kevin Stroud
Photo Date 19/09/2011
Photo by Michael Hull
At Risk No
Date Record Last Updated 28/03/2016


 

 














 

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