NBR 461 Invalid Saloon built 1919

NBR 461 Invalid Saloon built 1919This 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

NBR 461 Invalid Saloon built 1919
NBR 461 Invalid Saloon built 1919


Present Location Boness
County Location Falkirk
Designed For NBR
Build Location Cowlairs
Diagram number 152
First Number 461
Later Numbers 32283, DE320577, SCR99800
Present Number 461
Gauge 4ft 8 1/2in
Wheel Arrangement 4-w bogies
Original Underframe Yes
Original Bogies/Wheelsets Yes
Additional Notes Invalid Saloon. Classed as CK by LNER. Rebuilt as DE's Saloon in 1951. P 1972 by SRPS, and at Falkirk till 1981. Corridor connection added at one end. Saw service as "Buffer Stop" catering vehicle until permanent cafť built. By 08/12: interior restoration well under way with exterior work also progressing. Mechanical overhaul to start soon. By 08/13: interior work completed on kitchen and one saloon. External painting in progress, with one end completed and lined out. 08/16: now just awaits final finishing internally and externally. 08/17: now fully painted and lined. Some internal work to complete along with mechanical issues, but well on the way.
Owner Scottish Railway Museum Trust
External Structural Condition Good
Internal Structural Condition Good
Underframe Condition Satisfactory
External Finish Satisfactory
Internal Finish Satisfactory
Degree of External Originality As built/last Passenger rebuild (BR or before)
Degree of Internal Originality Conversion/rebuild/reproduction
Degree of Underframe/Running Gear Originality As built/last Passenger rebuild (BR or before)
Degree of External Authenticity Good
Degree of Internal Authenticity Poor
Degree of Underframe Authenticity Good
Rarity Unique
Historical Importance Very Important
Storage Secure Building
Operating No
Survey Date 21/09/2002
Surveyor David Wigley
Photo Date 21/08/2016
Photo by Steve West
At Risk No
Date Record Last Updated 26/08/2017

As seen 06/06
As seen 06/06

Alastair McPhee 08/17
Alastair McPhee 08/17






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