GWR 1145 Toplight 'Snake C' Passenger Brake

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GWRGreat Western Railway 1145 Toplight 'SnakeGWR telegraphic code signifying a passenger brake van C' Passenger Brake
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GWRGreat Western Railway toplight 'SnakeGWR telegraphic code signifying a passenger brake van C' Passenger Brake 1145
Built By GWRGreat Western Railway Swindon
Status Static use
Number 1145
Other numbers 079038
History
Built 1922
Designed By ChurchwardGeorge Jackson Churchward, Chief Mechanical Engineer (CME) of the Great Western Railway 1902-1922
Diagram K22
Lot 1301
Type SnakeGWR telegraphic code signifying a passenger brake van C, BG
Length 60ft 11¼in
Weight 31t 9cwt
Seats None
1973 Entered preservation
2009 Restored as a static shop

Carriages

GWRGreat Western Railway ChurchwardGeorge Jackson Churchward, Chief Mechanical Engineer (CME) of the Great Western Railway 1902-1922 toplight 'SnakeGWR telegraphic code signifying a passenger brake van C' Passenger Brake (BG) No 1145 was built in 1922. Accommodation consisted of a guard’s compartment situated between two luggage vans, with a corridor along one side to allow passengers to pass through, but this was removed when the coach was transferred into departmental use for delivering DMUDiesel Multiple Unit parts to Swindon Works.

1145 arrived on the SVRSevern Valley RailwaySVRA:Severn Valley Railway AssociationSVRS:Severn Valley Railway Society from Bristol on 11 September 1973. It has previously seen use as “Santa’s Grotto”, but after the SVRSevern Valley RailwaySVRA:Severn Valley Railway AssociationSVRS:Severn Valley Railway Society obtained replacement vehicles in 1999, 1145 saw use as a store. In 2007 was moved to Bewdley and briefly used as accommodation, then as the LNER (SVR) Coach Fund shop until its deteriorating condition led to its temporary replacement by LNER Pigeon Van 70759. In order to release 70759 for restoration, the The LNER (SVR) Coach Fund agreed with the Great Western (SVR) Association that, in return for the LNERLondon & North Eastern Railway Fund’s working members carrying out basic conservation and restoration work, it would be used as The Great Western (SVR) Association Shop.

See also

List of carriages

References

Railway Heritage Register Carriage Survey
Severn Valley Railway Stock Book Eighth Edition

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