LNER 1719 Coronation 'Beavertail' Observation Car built 1937

LNER 1719 Coronation 'Beavertail' Observation Car built 1937This 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 1719 Coronation 'Beavertail' Observation Car built 1937
LNER 1719 Coronation 'Beavertail' Observation Car built 1937


Present Location Great Central
County Location Leicestershire
Designed For LNER
Build Location Doncaster
Diagram number 232
Lot number 809
First Number 1719
Later Numbers E1719E
Present Number E1719E OBSERVATION CAR
Gauge 4ft 8 1/2in
Wheel Arrangement 4-w bogies
Original Underframe Yes
Original Bogies/Wheelsets Yes
Additional Notes "Beavertail" Observation Car from "Coronation" set. P 1968. At Lochty till 1992, Asbestos stripped 1992. External restoration to 1959 (rebuilt) condition completed 2/05: internal restoration completed by 12/07. Privately owned, on loan to RVP.
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 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 Good
Degree of Underframe Authenticity Good
Rarity Few
Historical Importance Very Important
Storage Open
Operating Yes
Survey Date 08/09/2007
Surveyor Kevin Stroud
Photo Date 14/09/2015
Photo by Steve West
At Risk No
Date Record Last Updated 18/04/2016





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