GN & NE Joint 31 Open First Restaurant Car (body only) built 1907

GN & NE Joint 31 Open First Restaurant Car (body only) built 1907This 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

GN & NE Joint 31 Open First Restaurant Car (body only) built 1907
GN & NE Joint 31 Open First Restaurant Car (body only) built 1907


Present Location Ferryhill
County Location Aberdeenshire
Designed For GN & NE Joint
Build Location Doncaster
Diagram number JS11
Type RFO
First Number 31
Later Numbers 7122
Present Number None
Gauge 4ft 8 1/2in
Wheel Arrangement Body only
Original Underframe No
Original Bogies/Wheelsets No
Additional Notes Formerly sheeted at house in Cuminestown. By 09/09 to private storage in Ferryhill for Royal Deeside Railway. Only GN & NE Joint carriage to survive. Part only remains. 06/17: now sheeted - see second additional photo below.
Owner Private
External Structural Condition Good
Internal Structural Condition Not Applicable
Underframe Condition Not Applicable
External Finish Satisfactory
Internal Finish Not Applicable
Degree of External Originality As built/last Passenger rebuild (BR or before)
Degree of Internal Originality Not Applicable
Degree of Underframe/Running Gear Originality Not Applicable
Degree of External Authenticity Good
Degree of Internal Authenticity Not Applicable
Degree of Underframe Authenticity Not Applicable
Rarity Unique
Historical Importance Very Important
Storage Secure Open
Operating No
Survey Date 01/07/2007
Surveyor Andrew Jenkins
Photo Date 22/05/2014
Photo by Lee Taylor
At Risk No
Date Record Last Updated 15/08/2017

Steve West 04/06/2017
Steve West 04/06/2017




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