GWR 2233 Corridor Brake Third

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GWRGreat Western Railway 2233 Corridor Brake Third
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GWRGreat Western Railway Corridor Brake Third 2233
Built By Metro Cammell for BRBritish Rail or British Railways(W)
Status Static use
Number 2233
Other numbers 150401
History
Built 1950
Designed By HawksworthFrederick Hawksworth, Chief Mechanical Engineer (CME) of the Great Western Railway 1941-1948
Diagram D133
Lot 1732
Type BTK
Length 64ft 0in
Weight 31t 2cwt
Seats None (32 third as built)
1990 Entered preservation on SVRSevern Valley RailwaySVRA:Severn Valley Railway AssociationSVRS:Severn Valley Railway Society

Carriages

Corridor Brake Third (BTK) 2233 was one of 150 originally built for BRBritish Rail or British Railways by Metro Cammell in 1950 to a GWRGreat Western Railway HawksworthFrederick Hawksworth, Chief Mechanical Engineer (CME) of the Great Western Railway 1941-1948 design. As built it had four third class compartments seating 32, with one toilet. It was later relegated to departmental use as a breakdown train riding van, being renumbered DW 150401 (Railway Heritage Register Carriage Survey; SVRSevern Valley RailwaySVRA:Severn Valley Railway AssociationSVRS:Severn Valley Railway Society stockbook states 150461).

2233 was one of four such coaches purchased by SVR(H) in 1990, arriving from Radyr on 30 August, the others being 2148, 2214 and 2218. Originally it was intended primarily as a source of bogie spares, but the body has been retained for volunteer dormitory accommodation at Bewdley, using original compartments as much as possible. The corridor connections have been blanked off.

Sister vehicle GWR 2242 Corridor Brake Third moved to the SVRSevern Valley RailwaySVRA:Severn Valley Railway AssociationSVRS:Severn Valley Railway Society in 2019.

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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