|The Car Fleet past and present|
Over the years the Volk's car fleet has gained and lost a number of vehicles. By clicking on the links below you can check up on details and photographs of all of the cars.
The question as to what constitutes a 'train' on Volk's is open to debate. To me each individual unit is a 'car' in a similar way to streetcars or tramcars. It is only when they are coupled together into two-car sets they become a 'train'. It is this termanology that I have used when referring to individual cars.
|The history of
the VER fleet is quite complex but I have tried to plot my way through the
minefield of information to present the details in the easiest possible form.
I have referred to the work of several authorities including Conrad Volk and Alan A Jackson, but by far and away the most informative and well researched material is that produced by Barrie McFarlane. Hopefully Barries research will eventually find its way into print where it will be required reading for anyone interested in Volks Railway.
For details of each car click on the car number.
|1||1883||Original 2ft gauge car||Scrapped c.1884|
|1 & 2||1884 / 1885||30 seat saloons||Scrapped c.1946|
|3 & 4||1892||40 seat semi-opens||3 currently being rebuilt, 4 waiting rebuild|
|5 (i)||1896||30 seat saloon||Scrapped in late 1920s|
|5 (ii)||1930||Winter Car||Scrapped c.1946|
|6, 7 & 8||1901||40 seat semi-opens||All available for service except Car 6|
|9||1910||40 seat open||Available for service|
|10||1926||40 seat open||Available for service|
|8 & 9||1898||Ex Southend Pier 40 seat opens||No longer at the railway|
|PW||Engineers diesel Motor Rail||In service|
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