GER 990 6 Compartment Third (body only) built 1888

GER 990 6 Compartment Third (body only) built 1888This 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

GER 990 6 Compartment Third (body only) built 1888
GER 990 6 Compartment Third (body only) built 1888


Present Location Girvan
County Location South Ayrshire
Designed For GER
Diagram number 404
Type T
First Number 990
Present Number None
Gauge 4ft 8 1/2in
Wheel Arrangement Body only
Original Underframe No
Original Bogies/Wheelsets No
Additional Notes Built 03/88, W 09/28. P 2008 from Burnham Overy Staithe, Norfolk, sold to Hendricks Gin. Converted by Hendricks for use as 'The Horseless Carriage of Curiosities' vehicle, travelling the UK promoting gin. According to website, was at 100 Clerkenwell Road, London, EC1M 5RJ - by 11/11 thought to be somewhere in Brighton. By 11/16: known to be in storage at William Grant & Sons, The Girvan Distillery, Grangestone Industrial Estate, Girvan, South Ayrshire, Scotland, KA26 9PT. 07/17: confirmed still in situ - within the distillery but not visible from public areas (the Distillery's contact no. is 01465 713091).
Owner Hendricks Gin
External Structural Condition Very Good
Internal Structural Condition Very Good
Underframe Condition Not Applicable
External Finish Very Good
Internal Finish Very Good
Degree of External Originality Some replaced/reproduced material
Degree of Internal Originality Conversion/rebuild/reproduction
Degree of Underframe/Running Gear Originality Not Applicable
Degree of External Authenticity Good
Degree of Internal Authenticity None
Degree of Underframe Authenticity Not Applicable
Rarity Several
Historical Importance some Interest, Modest Consequence
Storage Secure Open
Operating No
At Risk No
Date Record Last Updated 13/08/2017





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