GWR 2242 Corridor Brake Third

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GWRGreat Western Railway 2242 Corridor Brake Third
Built By Metro Cammell for BRBritish Rail or British Railways(W)
Status Awaiting restoration
Number 2242
Other numbers W2242W, DW 150391
History
Built 1950
Designed By HawksworthFrederick Hawksworth, Chief Mechanical Engineer (CME) of the Great Western Railway 1941-1948
Diagram D133
Lot 1744
Type BTK
Length 64ft 0in
Weight 31t 2cwt
Seats 32 third
1966 To DepartmentalRolling stock used for the railway’s own functions (engineering etc.) rather than for general passenger or goods traffic. service
1982 Preserved
2019 Acquired by the GW(SVRSevern Valley RailwaySVRA:Severn Valley Railway AssociationSVRS:Severn Valley Railway Society)A

Carriages

Corridor Brake Third (BTK) 2242 is a GWRGreat Western Railway HawksworthFrederick Hawksworth, Chief Mechanical Engineer (CME) of the Great Western Railway 1941-1948 design.

Service

It was ordered by the GWRGreat Western Railway before nationalisation but built for BRBritish Rail or British Railways(W) by Metro Cammell in 1950 as Lot 1744 to Diagram D133. As built it had four third class compartments seating 32, with one toilet.

In October 1966 it renumbered DW 150391 and converted to a DepartmentalRolling stock used for the railway’s own functions (engineering etc.) rather than for general passenger or goods traffic. vehicle for use as a mess / tool van, permanently coupled to a Plasser-Theurer ballast cleaning machine. It was withdrawn from service by BRBritish Rail or British Railways in 1982[1][2].

Preservation

2242 was acquired by the late Dennis Howells in December 1982 and moved to the Buckinghamshire Railway Centre in January 1983.[1]

In October 2019 it was acquired by the Great Western (SVR) Association and moved to the SVRSevern Valley RailwaySVRA:Severn Valley Railway AssociationSVRS:Severn Valley Railway Society on 29 October, requiring 4 to 6 months' work to complete its restoration.[3] It is a sister vehicle to 2233.

See also

List of carriages

References

  1. 1.01.1 BRC Stockbook retrieved 1 November 2019
  2. Longworth (2018) p.170.
  3. Branch Lines, November 2019

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