MR 348 Picnic Saloon (body only) built 1885

MR 348 Picnic Saloon (body only) built 1885This 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 348 Picnic Saloon (body only) built 1885
MR 348 Picnic Saloon (body only) built 1885


Present Location Peak Rail
County Location Derbyshire
Designed For MR
Build Location Derby
Diagram number 465
Lot number 103
Type FOZ
First Number 348
Later Numbers 2741
Present Number None
Gauge 4ft 8 1/2in
Wheel Arrangement Body only
Original Underframe No
Original Bogies/Wheelsets No
Additional Notes 32 ft First Class Saloon: 1 of 10 built (346 to 355). "348" appears in pencil on inside faces of some door panels: "2741" (MR, post 1902) also found on internal luggage door trim. Date of build thought to be 1885 but further research required. W & G 1930s. P 1976 Foxfield, intended to go on SR PMV underframe. To LMSCA 5/05 in poor condition. Restoration of body and existing internal fittings completed by 2008. Currently used by LMSCA for meetings. Available for viewing by appointment. Sheeted by 03/13 - see image below.
Owner LMS Carriage Association
External Structural Condition Good
Internal Structural Condition Good
Underframe Condition Not Applicable
External Finish Good
Internal Finish Good
Degree of External Originality Some replaced/reproduced material
Degree of Internal Originality Some replaced/reproduced material
Degree of Underframe/Running Gear Originality Not Applicable
Degree of External Authenticity Good
Degree of Internal Authenticity Good
Degree of Underframe Authenticity Not Applicable
Rarity Unique
Historical Importance Exceptionally Important
Storage Under Cover
Operating No
Survey Date 08/01/2010
Surveyor Derek Mason
Photo Date 01/03/2007
Photo by LMSCA
At Risk No
Date Record Last Updated 25/04/2016

As seen 03/13.
As seen 03/13.






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