Metropolitan 249 'T' Stock: Driving Motor Third built 1932

Metropolitan 249 'T' Stock: Driving Motor Third built 1932

Metropolitan 249 'T' Stock: Driving Motor Third built 1932
Metropolitan 249 'T' Stock: Driving Motor Third built 1932

 

Present Location Quainton
County Location Buckinghamshire
Designed For Metropolitan
Built by BRCW
Diagram number MW
Type DMT
First Number 249
Later Numbers 2749, ESL118B
Present Number 2749
Current Livery LT 'Bullock Maroon'
Gauge 4ft 8 1/2in
Wheel Arrangement 4-w bogies
Original Underframe Yes
Original Bogies/Wheelsets Yes
Additional Notes 660 volt 4 rail. With 258 (qv) latterly (ca. 1960) formed two-car de-icing unit, then Sandite unit. Believed to be last surviving examples of T Stock. The two P 1987 by N Downs Railway: at Stone Lodge, Dartford until 1996 where this vehicle went into service in 1995. Then to Spa Valley Railway where overhauled by 2003, including being fitted with replacement seats and repainted in LT 'Bullock Maroon' livery; used for some time as passenger carrying stock. Both P 2015 by Quainton Railway Society and at Buckinghamshire Railway Centre, Quainton Road. 11/15: awaiting further restoration. By 08/19: some cosmetic refurbishment work carried out (see main photo).
Owner Quainton Railway Society
External Structural Condition Very Good
Internal Structural Condition Good
Underframe Condition Very Good
External Finish Good
Internal Finish Good
Degree of External Originality As left Departmental service
Degree of Internal Originality Much replaced/reproduced material
Degree of Underframe/Running Gear Originality As built/last Passenger rebuild (BR or before)
Degree of External Authenticity Good
Degree of Internal Authenticity Good
Degree of Underframe Authenticity Very Good
Rarity Few
Historical Importance of some Importance
Storage Secure Open
Operating No
Survey Date 10/04/2000
Surveyor Jon Nye
Photo Date 26/08/2019
Photo by Dave Warby
At Risk No
Date Record Last Updated 06/11/2021

Steve West 07/05/2017: earlier view
Steve West 07/05/2017: earlier view

Steve West 07/05/2017: earlier view - other side
Steve West 07/05/2017: earlier view - other side


 

 










 





 

 

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