LYR 247 TK, later Medical Officer's Saloon built 1910

LYR 247 TK, later Medical Officer's Saloon built 1910This 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

LYR 247 TK, later Medical Officer's Saloon built 1910
LYR 247 TK, later Medical Officer's Saloon built 1910


Present Location Manchester Museum
County Location Greater Manchester
Designed For LYR
Build Location Newton Heath
Diagram number 90; 150
Lot number E32
First Number 247
Later Numbers 5902, 10825, 45017
Present Number 10825
Gauge 4ft 8 1/2in
Wheel Arrangement 4-w bogies
Original Underframe Yes
Original Bogies/Wheelsets Yes
Additional Notes Built as 8 compt 2-lav TK Lot W30, then Staff Car B No 5902 for US Ambulance Train 59. Rebuilt as Medical Officer's Saloon. P 72 by HRSG, for SVR but to Dinting 74-90. External restn to 1923 Medical Saloon condition near complete, interior progressing.
Owner Museum of Science & Industry in Manchester
External Structural Condition Good
Internal Structural Condition Good
Underframe Condition Good
External Finish Very Good
Internal Finish Fair
Degree of External Originality Much replaced/reproduced material
Degree of Internal Originality Much replaced/reproduced material
Degree of Underframe/Running Gear Originality As left Departmental service
Degree of External Authenticity Good
Degree of Internal Authenticity Fair
Degree of Underframe Authenticity Good
Rarity Unique
Historical Importance of some Importance
Storage Secure Building
Operating No
Survey Date 15/07/2005
Surveyor Kevin Stroud
Photo Date 12/08/2017
Photo by Steve West
At Risk No
Date Record Last Updated 27/08/2017





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