The Coach is the ONLY surviving one from the steam era (1868- 1905) of the Metropolitan District Railway and has been verified as such...

The Coach is the ONLY surviving one from the steam era (1868- 1905) of the Metropolitan District Railway and has been verified as such by research by us and by the LT Museum. 

The coach resides at the Carriage Works of the Kent and East Sussex Railway where it is slowly being restored but it needs more funding to complete the work.

It  is now proposed to finish the Coach as a 1st class coach of the 1880s complete with light fittings and full upholstery. It will require to be overhauled to a mechanical standard to be fully certified by TFL for running on their lines  as it is planned to be available to run on Underground lines at the 150th anniversary of the opening of the District Railway in 2018.