Metropolitan District Four (eight??) wheel First (body) built 1864

Metropolitan District Four (eight??) wheel First (body) built 1864This 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 District Four (eight??) wheel First (body) built 1864
Metropolitan District Four (eight??) wheel First (body) built 1864

 

Present Location Kent East Sussex
Designed For Metropolitan District
Type FY
Later Numbers 100
Present Number 100
Gauge 4ft 8 1/2in
Wheel Arrangement 4 wheel
Original Underframe No
Original Bogies/Wheelsets No
Additional Notes Date? Met Dist never had a FY 100, but Met Rly sold 8-wheel First 100 (1884)? to a man in Dymchurch 1907. P Resco, on to modified u/frame SR PMVY 1225 1979. KESR, Fawley 1984-8. 'Tenterden Terrier' No 75. Length means cut down 8 wheeler or wrong number.
Owner Private
External Structural Condition Good
Internal Structural Condition Good
Underframe Condition Good
External Finish Fair
Internal Finish Good
Degree of External Originality Much replaced/reproduced material
Degree of Internal Originality Conversion/rebuild/reproduction
Degree of Underframe/Running Gear Originality Conversion/rebuild/reproduction
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 Secure Open
Operating Yes
Survey Date 05/02/2002
Surveyor Gordon Maslin
Photo Date 05/02/2002
At Risk No


 

 










 



 

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