BR 9538 Mk 2f Brake Second Open built 1974

BR 9538 Mk 2f Brake Second Open built 1974This 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 9538 Mk 2f Brake Second Open built 1974
BR 9538 Mk 2f Brake Second Open built 1974


Present Location Waverley Route Heritage Association, Whitrope
County Location Scottish Borders
Designed For BR
Build Location Derby
Built by BR
Lot number 30861
Type BSO
First Number 9538
Present Number 9538
Current Livery Virgin Trains
Gauge 4ft 8 1/2in
Wheel Arrangement 4-w bogies
Original Underframe Yes
Original Bogies/Wheelsets Yes
Additional Notes At Long Marston: was planned to go to Mid Norfolk but to Northumbria Rail at Whitrope Summit 09/12. This change resulted from 9497 (qv) going to Mid Norfolk. 07/17: confirmed still in situ.
Rarity n/a
Storage Open
Photo Date 22/09/2012
Photo by Iain Macintosh
At Risk No
Date Record Last Updated 12/08/2017





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