LNER 7960 Kitchen Composite built 1936

LNER 7960 Kitchen Composite 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 7960 Kitchen Composite built 1936
LNER 7960 Kitchen Composite built 1936


Present Location Severn Valley
County Location Worcestershire
Designed For LNER
Build Location York
Diagram number 187
Lot number 673
Type RC
First Number 7960
Later Numbers 9162, DE321021
Present Number 7960
Current Livery LNER - Teak
Gauge 4ft 8 1/2in
Wheel Arrangement 4-w bogies
Original Underframe Yes
Original Bogies/Wheelsets No
Additional Notes P 1981. Full rebuild completed at Bewdley 2007. On Met Camm bogies dated 1951. Private owner had over many years almost completed restoration before his sad death. This vehicle gifted 01/11 by his widow to the SVR Charitable Trust which now owns all nine SVR Gresleys. Final completion in 2016 with a fully operational new kitchen and pantry. Appeared at Kingís Cross with N2 0-6-2T 1744 on 5th April 2016 in association with unveiling of statue to Sir Nigel Gresley (see main photo). On SVR now in use as a special service vehicle for private hire. Storage is now normally in Kidderminster Carriage Shed when 7960 is not in operational use.
Owner SVR Charitable Trust
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 Fair
Degree of Underframe Authenticity Good
Rarity Unique
Historical Importance some Interest, Modest Consequence
Storage Secure Building
Operating Yes
Survey Date 25/08/2006
Surveyor Kevin Stroud
Photo Date 05/04/2016
Photo by Richard Hill
At Risk No
Date Record Last Updated 02/10/2016





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