GWR 5883 Brake Third

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GWRGreat Western Railway 5883 Brake Third
GWR Brake Third 5883.JPG
GWRGreat Western Railway 5883 Brake Third
Built By GWRGreat Western Railway Swindon
Status In service
Number 5804
Other numbers 079135, 99230
History
Built 1934
Designed By CollettCharles Benjamin Collett, Chief Mechanical Engineer (CME) of the Great Western Railway 1922-1941
Diagram D118
Lot 1514
Type BTK
Length 57ft 0in
Weight 29t 17cwt
Seats 32 third
1973 Preserved on SVRSevern Valley RailwaySVRA:Severn Valley Railway AssociationSVRS:Severn Valley Railway Society

Carriages

5883 is a 57ft Corridor Brake Third (BTK) with seating for 32 passengers in 4 compartments, in addition to a large luggage compartment and Guards compartment. It was designed by CB CollettCharles Benjamin Collett, Chief Mechanical Engineer (CME) of the Great Western Railway 1922-1941, the CMEChief Mechanical Engineer of the GWRGreat Western Railway, and built in 1934. Earlier GWRGreat Western Railway coaches were notable for their bow-ended design, but CollettCharles Benjamin Collett, Chief Mechanical Engineer (CME) of the Great Western Railway 1922-1941 discontinued this feature in 1933.

5833 was bought by the The Great Western (SVR) Association in 1973 from Briton Ferry in South Wales, where it had been in use as an engineers vehicle. Following restoration, it entered service in 1976, when for a time it was used as part of the GWR rake of carriages used on the main line as well as on the SVRSevern Valley RailwaySVRA:Severn Valley Railway AssociationSVRS:Severn Valley Railway Society itself. Actress Joan Hickson travelled in one of the compartments during filming of Agatha Christie's Miss Marple: 4:50 from Paddington in 1987.[1]

5883 underwent an overhaul in 1991-92 and again in 2004.[1] During a later overhaul it was one of the first SVRSevern Valley RailwaySVRA:Severn Valley Railway AssociationSVRS:Severn Valley Railway Society coaches to have the seating renewed with reproduction GWRGreat Western Railway-pattern upholstery.

See also

List of carriages

References

SVRSevern Valley RailwaySVRA:Severn Valley Railway AssociationSVRS:Severn Valley Railway Society Stock Book 9th Edition
Railway Heritage Register Carriage Survey

Links

  1. 1.0 1.1 SVR News 149