Metropolitan 427 'Dreadnought' Brake built 1910

Metropolitan 427 'Dreadnought' Brake built 1910This 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 427 'Dreadnought' Brake built 1910
Metropolitan 427 'Dreadnought' Brake built 1910


Present Location Keighley Worth Valley
County Location West Yorkshire
Designed For Metropolitan
Built by Metro Carriage Wagon
Type B
First Number 427
Later Numbers KWVR 4
Present Number None
Gauge 4ft 8 1/2in
Wheel Arrangement 4-w bogies
Original Underframe Yes
Original Bogies/Wheelsets Yes
Additional Notes Built on earlier (1905) chassis (Metro C&W DTF). Only survivor of type: but typical suburban coach of period. In "WVR Re-Opening" Blue/Primrose for WVR's 40th Anniversary 2008: back to correct London Transport Brown 2/09. VCT Museum Ingrow. Work to make good wasted underframe completed 12/12. Body repaint and other work completed 05/13 and restoration of compartments, one by one, steadily continuing.
Owner Vintage Carriages Trust
External Structural Condition Very Good
Internal Structural Condition Good
Underframe Condition Very Good
External Finish Very Good
Internal Finish Satisfactory
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 Good
Degree of Underframe Authenticity Very Good
Rarity Unique
Historical Importance of some Importance
Storage Secure Building
Operating Yes
Survey Date 28/08/2006
Surveyor Kevin Stroud
Photo Date 30/01/2014
Photo by Rob Davidson
At Risk No
Date Record Last Updated 20/04/2016




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