GER No.1 General Manager's Saloon built 1920

GER No.1 General Manager's Saloon built 1920This 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

GER No.1 General Manager's Saloon built 1920
GER No.1 General Manager's Saloon built 1920


Present Location Fawley Hill
County Location Oxfordshire
Designed For GER
Build Location Stratford
Diagram number 34
Lot number F80
First Number No.1
Later Numbers 61, DE962450, MCA99050
Present Number GE No.1 99050
Gauge 4ft 8 1/2in
Wheel Arrangement 4-w bogies
Original Underframe Yes
Original Bogies/Wheelsets No
Additional Notes 2/1920. GM's Saloon. LNER 61. Gresley bogies 9/34. 962450 in 40's. From Stratford to York ca 50. W1971. Full rstrn at York Carriage 5/72. Mkt Overton then Crewe: to Fawley 1/97
External Structural Condition Very Good
Internal Structural Condition Very Good
Underframe Condition Very Good
External Finish Good
Internal Finish Good
Degree of External Originality Some replaced/reproduced material
Degree of Internal Originality Some replaced/reproduced material
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 Unique
Historical Importance Exceptionally Important
Storage Secure Open
Operating No
Survey Date 08/07/2007
Surveyor Kevin Stroud
Photo Date 18/05/2013
Photo by Steve West
At Risk No
Date Record Last Updated 14/04/2016





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