SR 4432 Maunsell Brake Unclassed Open built 1933

SR 4432 Maunsell Brake Unclassed Open built 1933This 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 4432 Maunsell Brake Unclassed Open built 1933
SR 4432 Maunsell Brake Unclassed Open built 1933


Present Location Kent East Sussex
County Location Kent
Designed For SR
Build Location Eastleigh
Diagram number 2654A
Lot number 708
Type BUO
First Number 4432
Later Numbers KESR 53
Present Number None
Gauge 4ft 8 1/2in
Wheel Arrangement 4-w bogies
Original Underframe Yes
Original Bogies/Wheelsets Yes
Additional Notes P 1965. 06/03: back into service after major restoration (see additional photo below).
Owner Tenterden Railway Company
External Structural Condition Very Good
Internal Structural Condition Very Good
Underframe Condition Good
External Finish Derelict/Not Present
Internal Finish Derelict/Not Present
Degree of External Originality Much replaced/reproduced material
Degree of Internal Originality Some replaced/reproduced material
Degree of Underframe/Running Gear Originality As built/last Passenger rebuild (BR or before)
Degree of External Authenticity Not Applicable
Degree of Internal Authenticity Not Applicable
Degree of Underframe Authenticity Very Good
Rarity Few
Historical Importance some Interest, Modest Consequence
Storage Secure Building
Survey Date 05/02/2002
Surveyor Gordon Maslin
Photo Date 14/02/2017
Photo by Dan Adkins
At Risk No
Date Record Last Updated 11/03/2017

05/02/2002. View during major restoration
05/02/2002. View during major restoration






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