LMS 31255 Gangwayed Full Brake (body only: scrapped) built 1941

LMS 31255 Gangwayed Full Brake (body only: scrapped) built 1941This 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 31255 Gangwayed Full Brake (body only: scrapped) built 1941
LMS 31255 Gangwayed Full Brake (body only: scrapped) built 1941


Present Location Great Central (scrapped)
County Location Leicestershire
Designed For LMS
Build Location Wolverton
Diagram number 2007
Lot number 1357
Type BG
First Number 31255
Later Numbers M31255
Present Number M31255
Gauge 4ft 8 1/2in
Wheel Arrangement Body only
Original Underframe No
Original Bogies/Wheelsets No
Additional Notes Body P 1983 ex Marple & Gillott, Attercliffe. (Lot built from 1941, but the build plate is dated 1944). Grounded North of Loughborough engine shed. In use as shop for Rothley C&W. Scrapped by 07/13.
Owner Great Central Railway plc
External Structural Condition Poor but Substantially Complete
Internal Structural Condition Poor and Incomplete
Underframe Condition Not Applicable
External Finish Fair
Internal Finish Fair
Degree of External Originality As left Departmental service
Degree of Internal Originality As left Departmental service
Degree of Underframe/Running Gear Originality Not Applicable
Degree of External Authenticity Fair
Degree of Internal Authenticity Fair
Degree of Underframe Authenticity Not Applicable
Rarity Several
Historical Importance some Interest, Modest Consequence
Storage Open
Operating No
Survey Date 08/09/2007
Surveyor Kevin Stroud
Photo Date 08/09/2007
Photo by Kevin Stroud
At Risk No
Date Record Last Updated 18/04/2016




Start Another Search - Vintage Carriages Trust Web Site

Use or publication of this data must acknowledge the Carriage Survey as the source. Information from Railway

 Heritage Register web sites must not be used in a commercial context without the written permission of the

Railway Heritage Register.