LMS 31370 Gangwayed Full Brake (body only) (scrapped) built 1949

LMS 31370 Gangwayed Full Brake (body only) (scrapped) built 1949This 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 31370 Gangwayed Full Brake (body only) (scrapped) built 1949
LMS 31370 Gangwayed Full Brake (body only) (scrapped) built 1949


Present Location Great Central (scrapped)
County Location Leicestershire
Designed For LMS
Build Location Wolverton
Built by BR
Diagram number 2171
Lot number 1508
Type BG
First Number 31370
Later Numbers DB975944
Present Number None
Gauge 4ft 8 1/2in
Wheel Arrangement Body only
Original Underframe No
Original Bogies/Wheelsets No
Additional Notes Body P 1984 ex Marple & Gillott, grounded at Loughborough, south of Station. Used as storage. Scrapped on site by 03/14. All useable parts removed.
Owner Great Central Railway plc
External Structural Condition Poor but Substantially Complete
Internal Structural Condition Poor and Incomplete
Underframe Condition Not Applicable
External Finish Poor but Substantially Complete
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 no Immediate Importance/Not Applicable
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

As seen 07/13
As seen 07/13






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