BR 3753 Mk 1 Tourist Second Open built 1953

BR 3753 Mk 1 Tourist Second Open built 1953This 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

BR 3753 Mk 1 Tourist Second Open built 1953
BR 3753 Mk 1 Tourist Second Open built 1953

 

Present Location Kent East Sussex
Designed For BR
Build Location Doncaster
Built by BR
Diagram number 93
Lot number 30043
Type TSO
First Number 3753
Later Numbers KESR 64
Present Number 64
Gauge 4ft 8 1/2in
Wheel Arrangement 4-w bogies
Original Underframe Yes
Original Bogies/Wheelsets Yes
Additional Notes P 1977. Overhauled and back in service for 2002 season.
Owner Tenterden Railway Company
External Structural Condition Good
Internal Structural Condition Satisfactory
Underframe Condition Good
External Finish Good
Internal Finish Good
Degree of External Originality As built/last Passenger rebuild (BR or before)
Degree of Internal Originality As built/last Passenger rebuild (BR or before)
Degree of Underframe/Running Gear Originality As built/last Passenger rebuild (BR or before)
Degree of External Authenticity Good
Degree of Internal Authenticity Very Good
Degree of Underframe Authenticity Very Good
Rarity Many
Historical Importance no Immediate Importance/Not Applicable
Storage Secure Open
Operating Yes
Survey Date 05/02/2002
Surveyor Gordon Maslin
Photo Date 06/09/2012
Photo by Mike Haddon
At Risk No
Date Record Last Updated 13/09/2012


 

 














 

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