GWR 1087 Full Third

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GWRGreat Western Railway 1087 Full Third
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GWRGreat Western Railway Full Third 1087 (furthest, centre)
Built By GWRGreat Western Railway Swindon
Status Stored awaiting overhaul
Number 1087
Other numbers 079158, 99235
History
Built 1938
Designed By CollettCharles Benjamin Collett, Chief Mechanical Engineer (CME) of the Great Western Railway 1922-1941
Diagram C77
Lot 1593
Type TK
Length 60ft 11¼in
Weight 31t 9cwt
Seats 64 third
1969 Entered preservation on SVRSevern Valley RailwaySVRA:Severn Valley Railway AssociationSVRS:Severn Valley Railway Society

Carriages

1087 is one of four 1938-built CollettCharles Benjamin Collett, Chief Mechanical Engineer (CME) of the Great Western Railway 1922-1941 Corridor Third (TK) coaches on the SVRSevern Valley RailwaySVRA:Severn Valley Railway AssociationSVRS:Severn Valley Railway Society, along with 1086, 1116 and 1146. They were built at Swindon to diagram number C77 as lot number 1593.

After passenger service, 1087 was later numbered 079158 and 99235. The former number signified DepartmentalRolling stock used for the railway’s own functions (engineering etc.) rather than for general passenger or goods traffic. Coaching stock within the Western Region that did not normally move or had its movements confined to a particular depot or yard. The latter number signifying hauled non-passenger carrying use; all four of the SVRSevern Valley RailwaySVRA:Severn Valley Railway AssociationSVRS:Severn Valley Railway Society TKs formed part of the Swindon GWRGreat Western Railway test train which was used for load testing of diesel locomotives.

The entire 9-coach test train was sold into preservation in 1969, with the four coaches being bought for the SVRSevern Valley RailwaySVRA:Severn Valley Railway AssociationSVRS:Severn Valley Railway Society and arriving on 19 December. All four Full Thirds were restored between 1970 and 1973, and saw service on SVR excursions on the main line as well as on the SVRSevern Valley RailwaySVRA:Severn Valley Railway AssociationSVRS:Severn Valley Railway Society itself.

1087 is owned by The Great Western (SVR) Association.

See also

List of carriages

References

Railway Heritage Register Carriage Survey
SVRSevern Valley RailwaySVRA:Severn Valley Railway AssociationSVRS:Severn Valley Railway Society Stock Book Ninth Edition

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