LNER 6843 Four-wheel Passenger Brake (Pigeon Van) built 1929

LNER 6843 Four-wheel Passenger Brake (Pigeon Van) built 1929This 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

LNER 6843 Four-wheel Passenger Brake (Pigeon Van) built 1929
LNER 6843 Four-wheel Passenger Brake (Pigeon Van) built 1929


Present Location North Norfolk
County Location Norfolk
Designed For LNER
Build Location York
Diagram number 120
Lot number 325
Type BYP
First Number 6843
Later Numbers 772, 70246, E70246E, DE040923
Present Number 6843
Current Livery LNER - Teak
Gauge 4ft 8 1/2in
Wheel Arrangement 4 wheel
Original Underframe Yes
Original Bogies/Wheelsets Yes
Additional Notes P 1970. Dgm 120 was for racing pigeon traffic. Built with but one Guard's duckett. Dual brake: originally built for GE/MGN section. Donated by previous private owner. Major restoration now completed.
Owner Midland & Great Northern Joint Railway Society
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 Some 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 Very Good
Rarity Few
Historical Importance Very Important
Storage Secure Open
Operating Yes
Survey Date 21/08/2006
Surveyor Nigel Scarlett
Photo Date 01/08/2017
Photo by Ken Hartley
At Risk No
Date Record Last Updated 13/09/2017





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