LNER 4149 Gresley Gangwayed Passenger Brake (Pigeon Van) built 1936

LNER 4149 Gresley Gangwayed Passenger Brake (Pigeon Van) built 1936This 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 4149 Gresley Gangwayed Passenger Brake (Pigeon Van) built 1936
LNER 4149 Gresley Gangwayed Passenger Brake (Pigeon Van) built 1936

 

Present Location Great Central
Designed For LNER
Build Location York
Diagram number 198
Lot number 656
Type BGP
First Number 4149
Later Numbers US2704 2704 70361 L&HR 71
Present Number None
Gauge 4ft 8 1/2in
Wheel Arrangement 4-w bogies
Original Underframe Yes
Original Bogies/Wheelsets Yes
Additional Notes Converted by LNER for casualty evacuation train duties. Further converted 08/1943 at York Works to a ward car for overseas use as No. 2704, in US Army hospital train No. 27. When back to the LNER, was renumbered 70361 and returned to general duties. Sold to Lakeside & Haverthwaite in 1970 as number LHR71. Sold to the Severn Valley Railway in 2009, then exchanged with 4069 (qv) to become a RVP vehicle, on the Great Central Railway.
Owner Railway Vehicle Preservations Ltd
External Structural Condition Poor but Substantially Complete
Internal Structural Condition Poor but Substantially Complete
Underframe Condition Fair
External Finish Fair
Internal Finish Satisfactory
Degree of External Originality As built/last Passenger rebuild (BR or before)
Degree of Internal Originality Some replaced/reproduced material
Degree of Underframe/Running Gear Originality As built/last Passenger rebuild (BR or before)
Degree of External Authenticity Fair
Degree of Internal Authenticity Good
Degree of Underframe Authenticity Good
Rarity Few
Historical Importance some Interest, Modest Consequence
Storage Open
Operating No
Survey Date 27/11/2010
Surveyor Gordon Maslin
Photo Date 13/07/2013
Photo by Alan Tagg
At Risk No
Date Record Last Updated 27/07/2013


 

 










 



 

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