GCR 695 'Barnum' Brake Third Open built 1911

GCR 695 'Barnum' Brake Third Open 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

GCR 695 'Barnum' Brake Third Open built 1911
GCR 695 'Barnum' Brake Third Open built 1911

 

Present Location Great Central (Northern)
Designed For GCR
Build Location Dukinfield
Diagram number 5E1
Lot number 5112
Type BTO
First Number 695
Later Numbers 5695, DE320528
Present Number None
Gauge 4ft 8 1/2in
Wheel Arrangement 4-w bogies
Original Underframe Yes
Original Bogies/Wheelsets Yes
Additional Notes Lot No. FE44V/5112. "Barnum" P 1970 by Barnum Coach Trust: on NYMR till moved to Ruddington 19/12/98 for final restoration. Extensive restoration work on underframe. Much equipment missing.
Owner GCR Rolling Stock Trust
External Structural Condition Fair
Internal Structural Condition Poor and Incomplete
Underframe Condition Very Good
External Finish Poor and Incomplete
Internal Finish Derelict/Not Present
Degree of External Originality As left Departmental service
Degree of Internal Originality As left Departmental service
Degree of Underframe/Running Gear Originality As left Departmental service
Degree of External Authenticity Good
Degree of Internal Authenticity Good
Degree of Underframe Authenticity Very Good
Rarity Unique
Historical Importance Very Important
Storage Secure Building
Operating No
Survey Date 30/08/2005
Surveyor Kevin Stroud
Photo Date 15/10/1999
At Risk No
Date Record Last Updated 31/08/2014

Steve West 23/08/2014 Latest position
Steve West 23/08/2014 Latest position


 

 










 






 

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