GER 1265 Four-wheel 5 compartment Third (body only) built 1891

GER 1265 Four-wheel 5 compartment Third (body only) built 1891This 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 1265 Four-wheel 5 compartment Third (body only) built 1891
GER 1265 Four-wheel 5 compartment Third (body only) built 1891

 

Present Location Morston Quay
County Location Norfolk
Designed For GER
Build Location Stratford
Diagram number 402
Type TY
First Number 1265
Present Number 1265
Gauge 4ft 8 1/2in
Wheel Arrangement Body only
Original Underframe Yes
Original Bogies/Wheelsets No
Additional Notes Body only, in very poor condition and buried in undergrowth at Morston Quay, Norfolk. Still there 08/17 (see additional photo below).
Owner Private
Grid Reference TG 007441
External Structural Condition Poor and Incomplete
Internal Structural Condition Derelict/Not Present
Underframe Condition Fair
External Finish Derelict/Not Present
Internal Finish Derelict/Not Present
Degree of External Originality As built/last Passenger rebuild (BR or before)
Degree of Underframe/Running Gear Originality As built/last Passenger rebuild (BR or before)
Degree of External Authenticity Good
Degree of Underframe Authenticity Good
Rarity Several
Historical Importance no Immediate Importance/Not Applicable
Storage Open
Operating No
Survey Date 09/05/2010
Surveyor Andrew Jenkins
Photo Date 09/05/2010
Photo by Andrew Jenkins
At Risk Yes
Date Record Last Updated 12/09/2017

Ken Hartley 01/08/2017: another view
Ken Hartley 01/08/2017: another view


 

 










 





 

 

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