BR 5989 Mk 2f Tourist Second Open built 1973

BR 5989 Mk 2f Tourist Second Open built 1973This 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

BR 5989 Mk 2f Tourist Second Open built 1973
BR 5989 Mk 2f Tourist Second Open built 1973

 

Present Location Weardale Railway
County Location Durham
Designed For BR
Build Location Derby
Built by BR
Diagram number 109 AC211
Lot number 30860
Type TSO
First Number 5989
Later Numbers M5989
Present Number 5989
Current Livery BR InterCity
Gauge 4ft 8 1/2in
Wheel Arrangement 4-w bogies
Original Underframe Yes
Original Bogies/Wheelsets Yes
Additional Notes P Epping Ongar Railway by 09/10. Resold to Eastern Rail Services by 03/13 and moved to Mid Norfolk Railway. At Dartmoor Railway for Christmas 2013 Polar Express. Still there 04/14. Back to Mid Norfolk by 06/15. By 04/17: repainted from Virgin Trains to BR InterCity livery and at Weardale. 05/17: to Severn Valley Railway for Diesel Gala, then from 06/17 at Midland Railway Centre, Butterley. 08/17: to Weardale Railway.
Owner Eastern Rail Services
External Structural Condition Good
Internal Structural Condition Good
Underframe Condition Good
External Finish Good
Internal Finish Good
Degree of External Originality As built/last Passenger rebuild (BR or before)
Degree of Internal 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 Internal Authenticity Good
Degree of Underframe Authenticity Good
Rarity Several
Historical Importance some Interest, Modest Consequence
Storage Secure Open
Operating Yes
Survey Date 16/07/2015
Surveyor David Wigley
Photo Date 01/04/2017
Photo by Eastern Rail Services
At Risk No
Date Record Last Updated 26/08/2017


 

 










 



 

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