Metropolitan 465 'Dreadnought' 9-compartment third built 1919

Metropolitan 465 'Dreadnought' 9-compartment third built 1919This 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 465 'Dreadnought' 9-compartment third built 1919
Metropolitan 465 'Dreadnought' 9-compartment third built 1919


Present Location Quainton
County Location Buckinghamshire
Designed For Metropolitan
Built by Metro Carriage Wagon
Type T
First Number 465
Later Numbers KWVR 2
Present Number 465
Gauge 4ft 8 1/2in
Wheel Arrangement 4-w bogies
Original Underframe Yes
Original Bogies/Wheelsets Yes
Additional Notes Only survivor of this class: but is a very standard suburban coach! So: 'unique', but only 'typical'. Round-top doors. Bogie/underframe overhaul completed Summer 2004. From VCT Museum of Rail Travel, Ingrow, Keighley to Quainton Road (Buckinghamshire Railway Centre) 01/13 on 5-year loan.
Owner Vintage Carriages Trust
External Structural Condition Good
Internal Structural Condition Good
Underframe Condition Very Good
External Finish Good
Internal Finish Good
Degree of External Originality Some replaced/reproduced material
Degree of Internal Originality Some replaced/reproduced material
Degree of Underframe/Running Gear Originality As built/last Passenger rebuild (BR or before)
Degree of External Authenticity Very Good
Degree of Internal Authenticity Good
Degree of Underframe Authenticity Very Good
Rarity Unique
Historical Importance some Interest, Modest Consequence
Storage Secure Building
Operating Yes
Survey Date 28/08/2006
Surveyor Kevin Stroud
Photo Date 04/05/2015
Photo by Steve West
At Risk No
Date Record Last Updated 25/04/2016





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