BR 6168 Mk 2f Tourist Second Open built 1974

BR 6168 Mk 2f Tourist 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 6168 Mk 2f Tourist Second Open built 1974
BR 6168 Mk 2f Tourist Second Open built 1974


Present Location Weardale Railway
County Location Durham
Designed For BR
Build Location Derby
Built by BR
Diagram number 109
Lot number 30860
Type TSO
First Number 6168
Later Numbers E6168 M6168
Present Number 6168
Current Livery BR InterCity
Gauge 4ft 8 1/2in
Wheel Arrangement 4-w bogies
Additional Notes Mk 2f. To Mid Norfolk Railway 09/12. Reported with others after clean/de-grime to Weardale 11/12 for Christmas "Polar Express" operations. Back to Mid Norfolk by 03/13. Again with others to Weardale 11/13 for same reason. Back to Mid Norfolk by 07/15. By 10/16 again 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 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 16/10/2016
Photo by Steve West
At Risk No
Date Record Last Updated 26/08/2017

Chris Simpson photo 4/2/13
Chris Simpson photo 4/2/13




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