GER 1600 Six-wheel Third (body only) built 1896

GER 1600 Six-wheel Third (body only) built 1896This 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 1600 Six-wheel Third (body only) built 1896
GER 1600 Six-wheel Third (body only) built 1896

 

Present Location Burnham Market
County Location Norfolk
Designed For GER
Build Location Stratford
Diagram number 410
Lot number L39
Type TZ
First Number 1600
Present Number None
Gauge 4ft 8 1/2in
Wheel Arrangement Body only
Original Underframe No
Original Bogies/Wheelsets No
Additional Notes 12/1896. 5 compartment body. Withdrawn 9/1928. P?? North Norfolk. Initially on platform at Sheringham but by 1995 stored on chassis ex BR Mk 1 SLO 48026 (with GER 1367). Both to "The Hoste" hotel in Burnham Market as additional bedrooms 2004 - the former railway station is an annexe to this hotel.
External Structural Condition Good
Internal Structural Condition Not Applicable
Underframe Condition Not Applicable
External Finish Poor but Substantially Complete
Degree of External Originality As built/last Passenger rebuild (BR or before)
Degree of Internal Originality Not Applicable
Degree of Underframe/Running Gear Originality Not Applicable
Degree of External Authenticity Very Good
Degree of Internal Authenticity Not Applicable
Degree of Underframe Authenticity Not Applicable
Rarity Unique
Historical Importance of some Importance
Storage Secure Open
Operating No
Survey Date 12/08/1999
Surveyor Mike Stanbury
Photo Date 02/07/2015
Photo by Rob Davidson
At Risk No
Date Record Last Updated 21/08/2017

Brian Stanway 09/2008: pre-restoration condition
Brian Stanway 09/2008: pre-restoration condition

Ken Hartley 07/08/2017: another view of current condition and use
Ken Hartley 07/08/2017: another view of current condition and use


 

 

















 

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