SR 3554 'Matchboard' Continental Brake Third built 1924

SR 3554 'Matchboard' Continental Brake Third built 1924This 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

SR 3554 'Matchboard' Continental Brake Third built 1924
SR 3554 'Matchboard' Continental Brake Third built 1924


Present Location Keighley Worth Valley
County Location West Yorkshire
Designed For SR
Built by Metro Carriage Wagon
Diagram number 164A
Type BTK
First Number 3554
Later Numbers KWVR 1
Present Number S3554S
Current Livery BR Crimson Lake and Cream
Gauge 4ft 8 1/2in
Wheel Arrangement 4-w bogies
Original Underframe Yes
Original Bogies/Wheelsets No
Additional Notes SECR design. P 1962 for Westerham branch scheme, but stored until sold to KWVR in 1965. To VCT 07/72. Narrow profile (Hastings line): matchboard: continental boat train stock. New moquette, to original design. Replacement bogies ex EMU stock. VCT Museum. Refurbished 2010/11, including repaint to Crimson and Cream livery. Again available for service 02/11.
Owner Vintage Carriages Trust
External Structural Condition Very Good
Internal Structural Condition Very Good
Underframe Condition Good
External Finish Very Good
Internal Finish Very Good
Degree of External Originality Some replaced/reproduced material
Degree of Internal Originality Some replaced/reproduced material
Degree of Underframe/Running Gear Originality Some replaced/reproduced material
Degree of External Authenticity Very Good
Degree of Internal Authenticity Very Good
Degree of Underframe Authenticity Good
Rarity Few
Historical Importance of some Importance
Storage Secure Building
Operating Yes
Survey Date 13/02/2011
Surveyor Michael Cope
Photo Date 19/06/2016
Photo by Mike Haddon
At Risk No
Date Record Last Updated 12/02/2017





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