GWR 1399 Milk Brake

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GWRGreat Western Railway 1399 Milk Brake
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GWRGreat Western Railway Milk Brake 1399
Built By GWRGreat Western Railway Swindon
Status Static use
Number 1399
Other numbers 39035, 47883, 079062
History
Built 1921
Designed By ChurchwardGeorge Jackson Churchward, Chief Mechanical Engineer (CME) of the Great Western Railway 1902-1922
Diagram O13
Lot 1299
Type BY
Length 29ft 4in
Weight 12t 11cwt
Seats None
1967 Entered preservation
1985 Major body overhaul

Carriages

GWRGreat Western Railway ChurchwardGeorge Jackson Churchward, Chief Mechanical Engineer (CME) of the Great Western Railway 1902-1922 Milk Brake (BY) No 1399 was built during the First World War as Pharmacy Car 39035,[1] and was fitted with its present body in 1921 for use as a milk train brake van for carrying milk churns. It was later used for general parcels traffic before being transferred into departmental use as number 079062 at Worcester in 1958.

It was brought to the SVRSevern Valley RailwaySVRA:Severn Valley Railway AssociationSVRS:Severn Valley Railway Society from Worcester on 18 September 1967. It was first used for works trains before being restored at Bewdley. After serving as the The Great Western (SVR) Association Shop for many years it swapped roles with 1145 to become Bewdley Station Fund Shop in 2016. 1399 is sited in Bewdley Cattle Dock.

See also

List of carriages
List of shops

References

Railway Heritage Register Carriage Survey

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

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