SR 3554 'Matchboard' Continental Brake Third built 1924

SR 3554 'Matchboard' Continental Brake Third built 1924

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
Gauge 4ft 8 1/2in
Wheel Arrangement 4-w bogies
Original Underframe Yes
Original Bogies/Wheelsets No
Additional Notes South Eastern and Chatham Railway design. Narrow profile (for Hastings line), matchboard, continental boat train stock. P 1962 for Westerham branch scheme, but stored until sold to KWVR in 1965. To VCT 07/72. New moquette, to original design. Replacement bogies ex EMU stock. On display in VCT Museum, Ingrow when not in operational use. Refurbished 2010-11, including repaint to BR crimson lake and cream livery. 02/11: again available for service. 05/18: repainted into full BR maroon livery for Keighley and Worth Valley Railway 50th Anniversary events. 2021: used in production of 'Railway Children Return' film. 09/23: being repainted into Southern Railway malachite green (see second and third additional photos below).
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 Some Importance
Storage Secure Building
Operating No
Survey Date 13/02/2011
Surveyor Michael Cope
Photo Date 03/09/2021
Photo by Paul Holroyd
At Risk No
Date Record Last Updated 09/01/2024

Mike Haddon 19/06/2016: earlier livery
Mike Haddon 19/06/2016: earlier livery

Paul Holroyd 24/09/2023: repainting in progress (see Notes above)
Paul Holroyd 24/09/2023: repainting in progress (see Notes above)

Paul Holroyd 17/12/2023: latest progress
Paul Holroyd 17/12/2023: latest progress


 

 










 






 

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