Maunsell Coaches

6575 is a 1929 built corridor composite brake to diagram 2401 with an internal layout similar to the younger 6686 on the next page. It was withdrawn in December 1959 and was bought by the fledgling Bluebell Railway and ran in their first operating season. It is seen here from its compartment side, the corridor side windows are high to allow standing passengers to see out of them.

photograph used with grateful acknowledgement from the late Tony Dunkley Collection

6575 Another view of 6575 illustrating its characteristic wooden droplights.
Note the high-mounted destination board.

photograph by John A Arkell

4958 is a 1939 built Post Office Storage Van and spent most of its life on western section mail workings but was transferred to the Dover mail train in the late 1960s. It survived until 1977, by then being painted in overall BR blue livery. It has long been a feature at Ropley on the Mid Hants Railway where it is used as a store. It is pictured here on 6 April 1991.

photograph by Colin Duff


photograph used with grateful acknowledgement from the late Tony Dunkley Collection.

6699 was built as part of the same batch as 6686 on the previous page. It was converted by BR in 1960 to a driving brake composite and paired with Maunsell second open S1331S to form push pull set 619. In this incarnation it worked on central division branch trains and spent its last days on the Hayling Island branch until closure. It then formed part of the Chipman weedkilling train until 1980 when it went to the Mid Hants Railway. In 1991 it was transferred to the Swanage Railway where it awaits restoration. It is seen here at Swanage on 6 March 1993.

457 Two examples of Maunsell Restriction 1 stock. Here we can see Unclassified Brake Nº4443 .....

photograph by Glen Woods

..... and here is CK Nº5618, both photographed on the Kent and East Sussex Railway.

photograph by Glen Woods

Maunsell Set 459
3554 3554 is a Continental brake 2nd to a SECR Maunsell design built by the SR in 1924. Owned by the Vintage Carriages Trust it is pictured at Horsted Keynes whilst on loan to the Bluebell following restoration.

photograph by John A Arkell

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