GCR 664 'Barnum' Third Open built 1910

GCR 664 'Barnum' Third Open built 1910This 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

GCR 664 'Barnum' Third Open built 1910
GCR 664 'Barnum' Third Open built 1910


Present Location Great Central (Northern)
County Location Nottinghamshire
Designed For GCR
Build Location Dukinfield
Diagram number 5G1
Lot number 5067
Type TO
First Number 664
Later Numbers 5664, DE320540
Present Number 5664
Gauge 4ft 8 1/2in
Wheel Arrangement 4-w bogies
Original Underframe Yes
Original Bogies/Wheelsets Yes
Additional Notes Lot No. FE44V/5067. P 1971, SVR till to MLST 1979. Restored MSC team at Nuneaton 85. SVR-fitted standard connections replaced by ex-LMS sleeper at GCR 83: Wolverton MD lighting system 83: false saloon floor fitted, open interior. From GCR to GCR(N) 9/10/99.
Owner GCR Rolling Stock Trust
External Structural Condition Satisfactory
Internal Structural Condition Good
Underframe Condition Satisfactory
External Finish Fair
Internal Finish Good
Degree of External Originality Some replaced/reproduced material
Degree of Internal Originality As left Departmental service
Degree of Underframe/Running Gear Originality Some replaced/reproduced material
Degree of External Authenticity Good
Degree of Internal Authenticity Fair
Degree of Underframe Authenticity Fair
Rarity Few
Historical Importance Very Important
Storage Secure Building
Operating No
Survey Date 30/08/2005
Surveyor Kevin Stroud
Photo Date 03/08/2006
Photo by Byron Chamberlain
At Risk No
Date Record Last Updated 18/04/2016




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