LMS 30088 Restaurant Corridor (later Inspection Saloon) built 1936

LMS 30088 Restaurant Corridor (later Inspection Saloon) built 1936This 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

LMS 30088 Restaurant Corridor (later Inspection Saloon) built 1936
LMS 30088 Restaurant Corridor (later Inspection Saloon) built 1936

 

Present Location Piddington Station
County Location Northamptonshire
Designed For LMS
Build Location Wolverton
Built by BR
Diagram number 2046
Type RK
First Number 30088
Later Numbers TDM395279
Present Number 30088
Gauge 4ft 8 1/2in
Wheel Arrangement 4-w bogies
Original Underframe Yes
Original Bogies/Wheelsets Yes
Additional Notes Built 1936 as Restaurant Corridor 'Kitchen Car' for Coronation Scot. 1958 Converted by BR(M) to Inspection Saloon. P 1988. Rowden Mill Station, Herefordshire, where modified as a holiday home: lounge/kitchen/bathroom/bedroom. Then to Titley Junction Station (Herefordshire) by 7/04. Now converted to holiday accomodation as "The Coronation Scot Sleeper". To Piddington Station (on the former Bedford - Northampton line) by 01/15.
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 Conversion/rebuild/reproduction
Degree of Underframe/Running Gear Originality As built/last Passenger rebuild (BR or before)
Degree of External Authenticity Very Good
Degree of Internal Authenticity Fair
Degree of Underframe Authenticity Very Good
Rarity Few
Historical Importance some Interest, Modest Consequence
Storage Secure Open
Operating No
Survey Date 09/02/2003
Surveyor Kevin Stroud
Photo Date 04/09/2013
Photo by Alan Tagg
At Risk No
Date Record Last Updated 25/04/2016


 

 










 



 

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