GER 165 Four-wheel 5 Compartment Third (body only)

GER 165 Four-wheel 5 Compartment Third (body only) This 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

GER 165 Four-wheel 5 Compartment Third (body only)
GER 165 Four-wheel 5 Compartment Third (body only)


Present Location Blo Norton
County Location Norfolk
Designed For GER
Type TY
First Number 165
Present Number None
Gauge 4ft 8 1/2in
Wheel Arrangement Body only
Original Underframe No
Original Bogies/Wheelsets No
Additional Notes Blo Norton - 8 m west of Diss, Suffolk. Understood to be GER TY 165 (not confirmed). Can be seen from the roadside in the orchard across the road from 'Cosy Cottage', Middle Road, Blo Norton. By 08/17 deteriorating further.
Owner Private
Grid Reference TM 023796
External Structural Condition Poor but Substantially Complete
Internal Structural Condition Poor and Incomplete
External Finish Poor and Incomplete
Internal Finish Derelict/Not Present
Degree of External Originality As built/last Passenger rebuild (BR or before)
Degree of Internal Originality As built/last Passenger rebuild (BR or before)
Degree of External Authenticity Good
Degree of Internal Authenticity Poor
Rarity Several
Historical Importance no Immediate Importance/Not Applicable
Storage Open
Operating No
Survey Date 17/04/2010
Surveyor Andrew Jenkins
Photo Date 17/04/2010
Photo by Andrew Jenkins
At Risk Yes
Date Record Last Updated 10/09/2017

Updated condition 01/08/17 Ken Hartley
Updated condition 01/08/17 Ken Hartley





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