GER 9-compartment Composite Suburban (body only) built 1921

GER 9-compartment Composite Suburban (body only) built 1921This 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 9-compartment Composite Suburban (body only) built 1921
GER 9-compartment Composite Suburban (body only) built 1921

 

Present Location Ingham Corner
County Location Norfolk
Designed For GER
Diagram number 239
Type C
Present Number None
Gauge 4ft 8 1/2in
Wheel Arrangement Body only
Original Underframe Yes
Original Bogies/Wheelsets No
Additional Notes GER (later, LNER) composite built from two earlier 4-wheel suburban carriages. Five 3rd Class compartments, four First Class. Builder's plate on underframe indicates 1921. In use as private house (The Firs, Sydney Street, Ingham Corner, near Ingham, Norfolk). NO PUBLIC ACCESS.
Owner Private
Grid Reference TG 395273
External Structural Condition Good
Underframe Condition Good
External Finish Satisfactory
Degree of External Originality As built/last Passenger rebuild (BR or before)
Degree of External Authenticity Good
Degree of Underframe Authenticity Good
Rarity Unique
Historical Importance Very Important
Storage Secure Open
Operating No
Survey Date 09/05/2010
Surveyor Andrew Jenkins
Photo Date 09/05/2010
Photo by Andrew Jenkins
At Risk No
Date Record Last Updated 12/09/2017

Ken Hartley 01/08/2017: later view from other end
Ken Hartley 01/08/2017: later view from other end

Ken Hartley 01/08/2017: best possible side view
Ken Hartley 01/08/2017: best possible side view


 

 

















 

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