BR 4304 Mk 1 Tourist Second Open built 1956

BR 4304 Mk 1 Tourist Second Open built 1956This 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 4304 Mk 1 Tourist Second Open built 1956
BR 4304 Mk 1 Tourist Second Open built 1956


Present Location Keighley Worth Valley
County Location West Yorkshire
Designed For BR
Built by BRCW
Diagram number 93
Lot number 30207
Type TSO
First Number 4304
Later Numbers E4303 KWVR 29
Present Number E4304 29
Gauge 4ft 8 1/2in
Wheel Arrangement 4-w bogies
Original Underframe Yes
Original Bogies/Wheelsets Yes
Additional Notes P 1984? as part of 'The Buffers' restaurant, Scholes, near Leeds. To WVR 13/7/99. After much work into service (with new Buffet counter area installed) 6/05. Used regularly in passenger service.
Owner Keighley & Worth Valley Railway
External Structural Condition Very Good
Internal Structural Condition Very Good
Underframe Condition Very Good
External Finish Very Good
Internal Finish Good
Degree of External Originality Some replaced/reproduced material
Degree of Internal Originality Much replaced/reproduced material
Degree of Underframe/Running Gear Originality Not Applicable
Degree of External Authenticity Poor
Degree of Internal Authenticity Poor
Degree of Underframe Authenticity Good
Rarity Many
Historical Importance no Immediate Importance/Not Applicable
Storage Open
Operating Yes
Survey Date 28/08/2006
Surveyor Kevin Stroud
Photo Date 19/08/2012
Photo by Steve West
At Risk No
Date Record Last Updated 20/04/2016





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