GNR 2856 Composite Lavatory Brake built 1898

GNR 2856 Composite Lavatory Brake built 1898This 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 2856 Composite Lavatory Brake built 1898
GNR 2856 Composite Lavatory Brake built 1898


Present Location Keighley Worth Valley
County Location West Yorkshire
Designed For GNR
Build Location Doncaster
Diagram number 189
Type BCL
First Number 2856
Later Numbers 42856, DE320051
Present Number 2856
Current Livery GNR Varnished Teak
Gauge 4ft 8 1/2in
Wheel Arrangement 4-w bogies
Original Underframe Yes
Original Bogies/Wheelsets Yes
Additional Notes Converted Walkergate 1950. W 1963, P 1971 Newcastle Coach Group/GNR Coach Group: stored Heaton MPD till 1973. To VCT from NYMR 1995. Fire-damaged at Keighley 12/96. PRISM/TT/HLF funded restoration completed 09/04. HRA Coach Competition winner. VCT Ingrow.
Owner Vintage Carriages Trust
External Structural Condition Very Good
Internal Structural Condition Very Good
Underframe Condition Very Good
External Finish Very Good
Internal Finish Very Good
Degree of External Originality Much replaced/reproduced material
Degree of Internal Originality Much replaced/reproduced material
Degree of Underframe/Running Gear Originality Some replaced/reproduced material
Degree of External Authenticity Very Good
Degree of Internal Authenticity Very Good
Degree of Underframe Authenticity Good
Rarity Unique
Historical Importance Very Important
Storage Secure Building
Operating Yes
Survey Date 05/07/2008
Surveyor Michael Cope
Photo Date 26/09/2004
Photo by Mark Astley
At Risk No
Date Record Last Updated 20/08/2016

Paul Abell 07/08/2016. View of First Class Compartment
Paul Abell 07/08/2016. View of First Class Compartment




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