Metropolitan 387 Met 'Bogie' ('Chesham') set: Third Brake built 1898

Metropolitan 387 Met 'Bogie' ('Chesham') set: Third Brake built 1898This 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 387 Met 'Bogie' ('Chesham') set: Third Brake built 1898
Metropolitan 387 Met 'Bogie' ('Chesham') set: Third Brake built 1898

 

Present Location Bluebell
County Location West Sussex
Designed For Metropolitan
Built by Ashbury
Type BT
First Number 387
Later Numbers 2761, LT 512
Present Number 387
Gauge 4ft 8 1/2in
Wheel Arrangement 4-w bogies
Original Underframe Yes
Original Bogies/Wheelsets Yes
Additional Notes EMU 1907-40. P 1961. Chesham Brake third. Loco hauled/EMU/loco hauled. Bluebell 2.3.61 O. Restoration completed Jan 1999; returned to traffic Feb 1999. C002/12 is 1 Mar 97.
Owner Bluebell Railway
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 Some 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 Very Good
Degree of Underframe Authenticity Very Good
Rarity Unique
Historical Importance Very Important
Storage Open
Operating Yes
Survey Date 25/08/2004
Surveyor Kevin Stroud
Photo Date 01/11/2011
Photo by Steve West
At Risk No
Date Record Last Updated 25/03/2016

Robert Davidson 02/08/2014 At Hammersmith during 'Steam on the Met'
Robert Davidson 02/08/2014 At Hammersmith during 'Steam on the Met'


 

 

















 

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