GSWR 1901 Full Brake (Six wheeler) built 1901

GSWR 1901 Full Brake (Six wheeler) built 1901This 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

GSWR 1901 Full Brake (Six wheeler) built 1901
GSWR 1901 Full Brake (Six wheeler) built 1901

 

Present Location Boness
County Location Falkirk
Designed For GSWR
Build Location Kilmarnock
Diagram number 16
Type BZ
First Number 1901
Later Numbers 122; DM284290
Present Number None
Gauge 4ft 8 1/2in
Wheel Arrangement 6 wheel
Original Underframe Yes
Original Bogies/Wheelsets Yes
Additional Notes P 1967 by SRPS, at Falkirk till 1988. Pooley. 'To be left alone - work needed'. Good. Messing in Romney Hut (though be replaced as such - too many volunteers!). 08/17: major project nearing completion to restore this vehicle to original GSWR 1901 condition. Given its exceptional importance, a forensic approach has been adopted, with all features carefully recorded and photographed. This has enabled the reproduction of such equipment as door handles and door operating gear. Original GSWR paintwork has been discovered, believed to be the only surviving example of this. At the moment, the roof and interior are complete and the body structure has been largely restored and is in undercoat. Some panelling and mouldings to complete before painting.
Owner Scottish Railway Museum Trust
External Structural Condition Very Good
Internal Structural Condition Good
Underframe Condition Fair
External Finish Satisfactory
Internal Finish Satisfactory
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 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 Exceptionally Important
Storage Secure Building
Operating No
Survey Date 22/09/2002
Surveyor Trevor England
Photo Date 17/08/2017
Photo by Alastair McPhee
At Risk No
Date Record Last Updated 26/08/2017

Steve West 21/08/2016: earlier view from other end
Steve West 21/08/2016: earlier view from other end

Akadtair McPhee 17/08/2016: view showing detail on end
Akadtair McPhee 17/08/2016: view showing detail on end


 

 

















 

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