MSLR 154 4-wheel Tricomposite, luggage compartment built 1876

MSLR 154 4-wheel Tricomposite, luggage compartment built 1876This 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

MSLR 154 4-wheel Tricomposite, luggage compartment built 1876
MSLR 154 4-wheel Tricomposite, luggage compartment built 1876


Present Location Keighley Worth Valley
County Location West Yorkshire
Designed For MSLR
Build Location Gorton
Type CY
First Number 154
Later Numbers 154A, 1787C, 5176, DE953003
Present Number 176
Gauge 4ft 8 1/2in
Wheel Arrangement 4 wheel
Original Underframe Yes
Original Bogies/Wheelsets Yes
Additional Notes P 1961. (Original no. listed as 103, incorrectly). Original no 277, later 277A. 1788c is possible, but less likely. Was a gutted stores van. Some non-authentic material, especially in replicated 1st Class compartment. Joint winner ARPS coach competition.
Owner Vintage Carriages Trust
External Structural Condition Very Good
Internal Structural Condition Very Good
Underframe Condition Good
External Finish Good
Internal Finish Good
Degree of External Originality Much replaced/reproduced material
Degree of Internal Originality Much replaced/reproduced material
Degree of Underframe/Running Gear Originality As built/last Passenger rebuild (BR or before)
Degree of External Authenticity Very Good
Degree of Internal Authenticity Fair
Degree of Underframe Authenticity Very Good
Rarity Unique
Historical Importance of some Importance
Storage Secure Building
Operating Yes
Survey Date 28/08/2006
Surveyor Kevin Stroud
Photo Date 22/02/2007
Photo by Michael Cope
At Risk No
Date Record Last Updated 19/04/2016





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