GCR 793 eight-compartment Suburban Third built 1905

GCR 793 eight-compartment 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 793 eight-compartment Suburban Third built 1905
GCR 793 eight-compartment Suburban Third built 1905


Present Location Great Central
County Location Leicestershire
Designed For GCR
Built by BRCW
Diagram number 3B4
Lot number FM44
Type T
First Number 793
Later Numbers 5793, 040451
Present Number None
Gauge 4ft 8 1/2in
Wheel Arrangement 4-w bogies
Original Underframe Yes
Original Bogies/Wheelsets Yes
Additional Notes Withdrawn 1955, at Hull Docks. P 1988 by MSLT at GCR. Body cosmetically restored 1991 but then declared surplus and since OOU at Swithland. Gutted internally but still restorable.
Owner Main Line Steam Trust Ltd
External Structural Condition Derelict/Not Present
Internal Structural Condition Derelict/Not Present
Underframe Condition Poor but Substantially Complete
External Finish Poor but Substantially Complete
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 Fair
Degree of Internal Authenticity Poor
Degree of Underframe Authenticity Poor
Rarity Few
Historical Importance some Interest, Modest Consequence
Storage Secure 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
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