MR 358 Six-wheel Composite built 1886

MR 358 Six-wheel Composite built 1886This 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

MR 358 Six-wheel Composite built 1886
MR 358 Six-wheel Composite built 1886


Present Location Keighley Worth Valley
County Location West Yorkshire
Designed For MR
Build Location Derby
Diagram number 516
Lot number 141
Type CZ
First Number 358
Later Numbers 3436, DM284677
Present Number None
Gauge 4ft 8 1/2in
Wheel Arrangement 6 wheel
Original Underframe Yes
Original Bogies/Wheelsets Yes
Additional Notes 358 not confirmed. Queries re Lot and Diagram Nos. P 1968 as a gutted stores van. Into Ingrow Museum 11/97. Gas lighting system virtually complete. Only similar intact vehicle is at NRM. Repainted overall Midland Red 03/07, then 03/10 back into livery carried for "Railway Children" film in connection with 40th Anniversary of this filming. Some work done to chassis during 2011. Full restoration started 05/13 but will be extended.
Owner Vintage Carriages Trust
External Structural Condition Satisfactory
Internal Structural Condition Satisfactory
Underframe Condition Poor but Substantially Complete
External Finish Poor but Substantially Complete
Internal Finish Fair
Degree of External Originality Some replaced/reproduced material
Degree of Internal Originality Much replaced/reproduced material
Degree of Underframe/Running Gear Originality As built/last Passenger rebuild (BR or before)
Degree of External Authenticity Fair
Degree of Internal Authenticity Poor
Degree of Underframe Authenticity Good
Rarity Few
Historical Importance Very Important
Storage Secure Building
Operating No
Survey Date 28/08/2006
Surveyor Kevin Stroud
Photo Date 01/04/2010
Photo by Paul Holroyd
At Risk No
Date Record Last Updated 20/04/2016





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