SECR 3448 Composite (now body only; mess coach) built 1901

SECR 3448 Composite (now body only; mess coach) built 1901This 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

SECR 3448 Composite (now body only; mess coach) built 1901
SECR 3448 Composite (now body only; mess coach) built 1901

 

Present Location Kent East Sussex
Designed For SECR
Built by Cravens
Diagram number S2794/1
Type C
First Number 3448
Gauge 4ft 8 1/2in
Wheel Arrangement Body only
Original Underframe No
Original Bogies/Wheelsets No
Additional Notes W 1941, G Ashford Works. P 1964, on platform at Tenterden. Mess Coach. 'Poor but restorable'. By March 1999 on u/f of 7400 (qv) - not certain that desired restoration will in fact take place. Both in Tenterden headshunt by 8/07.
Owner Tenterden Railway Company: leased to FVC
External Structural Condition Poor but Substantially Complete
Internal Structural Condition Not Applicable
Underframe Condition Not Applicable
External Finish Poor but Substantially Complete
Internal Finish Gutted
Degree of External Originality As left Departmental service
Degree of Internal Originality Not Applicable
Degree of Underframe/Running Gear Originality Not Applicable
Degree of External Authenticity Fair
Degree of Internal Authenticity Not Applicable
Degree of Underframe Authenticity Not Applicable
Rarity Unique
Historical Importance of some Importance
Storage Secure Open
Operating No
Survey Date 05/02/2002
Surveyor Gordon Maslin
Photo Date 29/09/2001
Photo by Byron Chamberlain
At Risk YES


 

 














 

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