LNWR 20 Post Office Sorting Van built 1909

LNWR 20 Post Office Sorting Van built 1909This 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 20 Post Office Sorting Van built 1909
LNWR 20 Post Office Sorting Van built 1909


Present Location Bressingham Steam & Gardens
County Location Norfolk
Designed For LNWR
Build Location Wolverton
Diagram number 391
Type POS
First Number 20
Later Numbers 9520, 3227, M30244M
Present Number 9520
Gauge 4ft 8 1/2in
Wheel Arrangement 4-w bogies
Original Underframe Yes
Original Bogies/Wheelsets Yes
Additional Notes Arms and net removed in 1945, used as tender till withdrawn. P 1961 by RPS (see second additional photo below) - at Hednesford then Chasewater till sold 1983. Sold to National Postal Museum 1999, to Crewe Heritage early 2000. Restoration completed and on display by 4/07. To Bressingham by 09/11.
Owner Heritage Services, Consignia plc
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 Much replaced/reproduced material
Degree of Internal Originality Some replaced/reproduced material
Degree of Underframe/Running Gear Originality Some replaced/reproduced material
Degree of External Authenticity Good
Degree of Internal Authenticity Very Good
Degree of Underframe Authenticity Very Good
Rarity Unique
Historical Importance Very Important
Storage Secure Building
Operating No
Survey Date 26/07/2008
Surveyor Kevin Stroud
Photo Date 06/08/2015
Photo by Steve West
At Risk No
Date Record Last Updated 04/10/2017

Richard Moreton 01/09/2011 Earlier view
Richard Moreton 01/09/2011 Earlier view

G Ratt March 1961: condition when withdrawn from service
G Ratt March 1961: condition when withdrawn from service






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