LNWR 109 Four-wheel Brake Third built 1911

LNWR 109 Four-wheel Brake Third built 1911This 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

LNWR 109 Four-wheel Brake Third built 1911
LNWR 109 Four-wheel Brake Third built 1911


Present Location Kent East Sussex
County Location Kent
Designed For LNWR
Build Location Wolverton
Type BTY
First Number 109
Later Numbers 7965, 27687, K&ESR31, K&ESR 101, K&ESR 67
Present Number 27687
Gauge 4ft 8 1/2in
Wheel Arrangement 4 wheel
Original Underframe Yes
Original Bogies/Wheelsets Yes
Additional Notes NLR 109, LMS 7965 then 27687. Sold to Woolwich Arsenal c 1940: here carried Winston Churchill. P 1964: the 'Woolwich Coach'. Restoration completed 7/04, with support from a bequest and a Millennium Commission grant.
Owner K&ESR Locomotive Trust
External Structural Condition Very Good
Internal Structural Condition Very Good
Underframe Condition Very Good
External Finish Very Good
Internal Finish Very Good
Degree of External Originality As built/last Passenger rebuild (BR or before)
Degree of Internal Originality Much replaced/reproduced material
Degree of Underframe/Running Gear Originality Some replaced/reproduced material
Degree of External Authenticity Very Good
Degree of Internal Authenticity Good
Degree of Underframe Authenticity Very Good
Rarity Unique
Historical Importance Very Important
Storage Open
Operating Yes
Survey Date 27/07/2004
Surveyor David Wigley
Photo Date 02/08/2015
Photo by Steve West
At Risk No
Date Record Last Updated 20/04/2016





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