GNR later MGN Six wheel Third body (on wagon u/frame) built 1887

GNR later MGN Six wheel Third body (on wagon u/frame) built 1887This 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 later MGN Six wheel Third body (on wagon u/frame) built 1887
GNR later MGN Six wheel Third body (on wagon u/frame) built 1887


Present Location North Norfolk
County Location Norfolk
Designed For GNR
Build Location Doncaster
Built by Metro Carriage Wagon
Diagram number 245
Type TZ
Later Numbers 129 (M&GN)
Present Number 129
Current Livery M&GN
Gauge 4ft 8 1/2in
Wheel Arrangement Body only
Original Underframe No
Original Bogies/Wheelsets No
Additional Notes First number not known. Built for GNR, to MGNJR 1903 (when received number 129). W'drn 1935. Body P 1990 from Grimston Road. Mounted on chassis from tube wagon B732930 7/97. Steady restoration from 1998.
Owner Midland & Great Northern Joint Railway Society
External Structural Condition Very Good
Internal Structural Condition Poor and Incomplete
Underframe Condition Very Good
External Finish Good
Internal Finish Not Applicable
Degree of External Originality As built/last Passenger rebuild (BR or before)
Degree of Internal Originality Not Applicable
Degree of Underframe/Running Gear Originality Conversion/rebuild/reproduction
Degree of External Authenticity Very Good
Degree of Internal Authenticity Not Applicable
Degree of Underframe Authenticity None
Rarity Unique
Historical Importance Exceptionally Important
Storage Secure Building
Operating Yes
Survey Date 12/08/1999
Surveyor Mike Stanbury
Photo Date 01/08/2017
Photo by Ken Hartley
At Risk No
Date Record Last Updated 13/09/2017

Michael Cope 19/06/2008: earlier view
Michael Cope 19/06/2008: earlier view






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