GNR 589 Six-wheel Brake Third built 1888

GNR 589 Six-wheel Brake Third built 1888This 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 589 Six-wheel Brake Third built 1888
GNR 589 Six-wheel Brake Third built 1888


Present Location Keighley Worth Valley
County Location West Yorkshire
Designed For GNR
Build Location Doncaster
Diagram number 34A
Type BTZ
First Number 589
Later Numbers DE940281
Present Number None
Current Livery GNR Varnished Teak
Gauge 4ft 8 1/2in
Wheel Arrangement 6 wheel
Original Underframe Yes
Original Bogies/Wheelsets Yes
Additional Notes P 1966. Was stores van (gutted). Internal bulkheads now reinstated. Previously thought to be ECJS 143 of 1888: but is GNR 589 of 1888. Underframe, running gear restored 2005. External restoration of body well in hand 01/12 with interior restoration to follow. By 04/12 complete other than lining and lettering, upholstery and provision of communication cord.
Owner Vintage Carriages Trust
External Structural Condition Good
Internal Structural Condition Good
Underframe Condition Very Good
External Finish Good
Internal Finish Good
Degree of External Originality Some 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 Fair
Degree of Underframe Authenticity Very Good
Rarity Few
Historical Importance Very Important
Storage Secure Building
Operating Yes
Survey Date 28/08/2006
Surveyor Kevin Stroud
Photo Date 19/06/2016
Photo by Mike Haddon
At Risk No
Date Record Last Updated 20/08/2016

Mike Haddon 19/06/2016
Mike Haddon 19/06/2016

Paul Abell 07/08/2016. View of compartment
Paul Abell 07/08/2016. View of compartment





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