GNR 229 Brake Composite Corridor built 1912

GNR 229 Brake Composite Corridor built 1912This 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

GNR 229 Brake Composite Corridor built 1912
GNR 229 Brake Composite Corridor built 1912


Present Location Llangollen
County Location Denbighshire
Designed For GNR
Build Location Doncaster
Diagram number 218F
Type BCK
First Number 229
Later Numbers 4229, DE320700
Present Number E4229E
Gauge 4ft 8 1/2in
Wheel Arrangement 4-w bogies
Original Underframe Yes
Original Bogies/Wheelsets No
Additional Notes Converted gas to electric light 1932. P 1977, used as Mess by 4150 Loco Fund, sold to LNER (SVR) coach Fund in 1986. From SVR to Llangollen member 1995. Under restoration in Pentrefelin Yard. One side teak, one side painted red/cream.
External Structural Condition Poor but Substantially Complete
Internal Structural Condition Poor and Incomplete
Underframe Condition Satisfactory
External Finish Poor and Incomplete
Internal Finish Poor and Incomplete
Degree of External Originality Some replaced/reproduced material
Degree of Internal Originality Conversion/rebuild/reproduction
Degree of Underframe/Running Gear Originality Some replaced/reproduced material
Degree of External Authenticity Good
Degree of Internal Authenticity Poor
Degree of Underframe Authenticity Fair
Rarity Unique
Historical Importance of some Importance
Storage Open
Operating No
Survey Date 11/10/2003
Surveyor Kevin Stroud
Photo Date 01/11/2009
Photo by Peter Lund
At Risk No
Date Record Last Updated 22/04/2016




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