LNWR Six-wheel Inspection Saloon built 1889

LNWR Six-wheel Inspection Saloon built 1889This 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

LNWR Six-wheel Inspection Saloon built 1889
LNWR Six-wheel Inspection Saloon built 1889

 

Present Location Kent East Sussex
Designed For LNWR
Build Location Wolverton
Type INSP
Later Numbers ED33, 45021, ARMY 3005, KESR 82
Present Number ED33
Gauge 4ft 8 1/2in
Wheel Arrangement 6 wheel
Original Underframe Yes
Original Bogies/Wheelsets Yes
Additional Notes 6-wheel Balcony Saloon, OOU by 3/40. To Melbourne Mil Rly 5/1940; to Longmoor during 1945 for use in Officers' Train. Donated to Transport Trust 1970, to Severn Valley 1971, there till to private owner and to K&ESR 85. Purchased by TRC 2002/3.
Owner Tenterden Railway Company
External Structural Condition Very Good
Internal Structural Condition Very Good
Underframe Condition Very Good
External Finish Very Good
Internal Finish Very Good
Degree of External Originality Some replaced/reproduced material
Degree of Internal Originality Some replaced/reproduced material
Degree of Underframe/Running Gear Originality As left Departmental service
Degree of External Authenticity Good
Degree of Internal Authenticity Good
Degree of Underframe Authenticity Good
Rarity Unique
Historical Importance of some Importance
Storage Secure Open
Operating Yes
Survey Date 05/02/2002
Surveyor Gordon Maslin
Photo Date 23/07/2012
Photo by Steve West
At Risk No
Date Record Last Updated 30/07/2012


 

 










 



 

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