GCR 799 Suburban Third built 1905

GCR 799 Suburban Third built 1905This 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 799 Suburban Third built 1905
GCR 799 Suburban Third built 1905


Present Location Great Central (Northern)
County Location Nottinghamshire
Designed For GCR
Build Location Gorton
Diagram number 3B3
Lot number FM44
Type T
First Number 799
Later Numbers 5799, 040452
Present Number None
Gauge 4ft 8 1/2in
Wheel Arrangement 4-w bogies
Original Underframe Yes
Original Bogies/Wheelsets Yes
Additional Notes W 16/7/65. P 1984 by GCR Coach Group. Sold at Banbury Auction 22/7/97 £400. 'Still in the livery of the Hull Dock Board!' To GCR(N) 1998: donated to GCR RST Autumn 1999.
Owner GCR Rolling Stock Trust
External Structural Condition Poor but Substantially Complete
Internal Structural Condition Derelict/Not Present
Underframe Condition Poor and Incomplete
External Finish Poor and Incomplete
Internal Finish Not Applicable
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 Very Good
Degree of Internal Authenticity Very Good
Degree of Underframe Authenticity Very Good
Rarity Few
Historical Importance of some Importance
Storage Open
Operating No
Survey Date 30/08/2005
Surveyor Kevin Stroud
Photo Date 02/10/2011
Photo by Steve West
At Risk No
Date Record Last Updated 18/04/2016





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