SR 7798 Maunsell SO (later Mess Van) (underframe only) built 1931

SR 7798 Maunsell SO (later Mess Van) (underframe only) built 1931This 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 7798 Maunsell SO (later Mess Van) (underframe only) built 1931
SR 7798 Maunsell SO (later Mess Van) (underframe only) built 1931


Present Location Kent East Sussex
County Location Kent
Designed For SR
Build Location Eastleigh
Diagram number 2653
Lot number 463
Type SO
First Number 7798
Later Numbers DS70109, KESR58
Gauge 4ft 8 1/2in
Wheel Arrangement Underframe only
Original Underframe Yes
Original Bogies/Wheelsets Yes
Additional Notes Latterly mess van; P 1971. 'The Purley coach'. Body (shown in additional photo below dated 05/98) now scrapped, with the underframe (thought to be the one shown in the main photo) now in sidings on Northiam side of Bodiam.
Owner Tenterden Railway Company
External Structural Condition Not Applicable
Internal Structural Condition Not Applicable
Underframe Condition Satisfactory
External Finish Not Applicable
Internal Finish Not Applicable
Degree of External Originality Not Applicable
Degree of Internal Originality Not Applicable
Degree of Underframe/Running Gear Originality As left Departmental service
Degree of External Authenticity Not Applicable
Degree of Internal Authenticity Not Applicable
Degree of Underframe Authenticity Fair
Rarity n/a
Historical Importance no Immediate Importance/Not Applicable
Storage Open
Operating No
Survey Date 05/02/2002
Surveyor Gordon Maslin
Photo Date 02/08/2015
Photo by Steve West
At Risk No
Date Record Last Updated 20/04/2016

26/05/1998 Before body was scrapped
26/05/1998 Before body was scrapped






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