Metropolitan 258 'T' Stock: Driving Motor Third built 1932

Metropolitan 258 'T' Stock: Driving Motor Third built 1932This 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

Metropolitan 258 'T' Stock: Driving Motor Third built 1932
Metropolitan 258 'T' Stock: Driving Motor Third built 1932


Present Location Quainton
County Location Buckinghamshire
Designed For Metropolitan
Built by BRCW
Diagram number MW
Type DMT
First Number 258
Later Numbers 2758, ESL118A
Present Number None
Current Livery LT 'Bullock Maroon'
Gauge 4ft 8 1/2in
Wheel Arrangement 4-w bogies
Original Underframe Yes
Original Bogies/Wheelsets Yes
Additional Notes 660 volt 4 rail. With 249 latterly (ca. 1960) formed two-car de-icing unit, then Sandite unit. The two P 1987 by N Downs Rly. To Spa Valley 1996. Restoration completed 2003. This and 249 (qv) only survivors of this class. Both P 2015 by Quainton Railway Society and at Buckinghamshire Railway Centre, Quainton Road by 12/15.
Owner Quainton Railway Society
External Structural Condition Very Good
Internal Structural Condition Good
Underframe Condition Very Good
External Finish Good
Internal Finish 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 Good
Degree of Internal Authenticity Good
Degree of Underframe Authenticity Good
Rarity Few
Historical Importance of some Importance
Storage Secure Open
Operating No
Survey Date 10/04/2000
Surveyor Jon Nye
Photo Date 07/05/2017
Photo by Steve West
At Risk No
Date Record Last Updated 23/07/2017

Steve West 07/05/2017. View of other side
Steve West 07/05/2017. View of other side




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