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GWR 80972 Inspection Saloon

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80972 entered preservation in 1973 at the Birmingham Railway Museum (now Tyseley Locomotive Works). While there it made several outings behind 7029 Clun Castle, incuding visits to the SVR. It arrived on the SVR on 13 December 2005, having been bought by Phil and Caroline Swallow, owner of [[SR 34027 Taw Valley]] and members of the [[Great Western (SVR) Assoc.|Great Western (SVR) Association]].<ref name=SVR155/> It was overhauled before entering service circa March 2011.
{{As of|2017}}, 80972 is used as an Observation Car, normally being attached to the end of a rake of carriages for private hire or ‘cream tea’ specials. For the 2017 Christmas season, it became known as the "Shrewsbury Saloon". It seats up to 23 people and is furnished with armchairs, settees and tables in the two saloons, which are separated by a corridor off which are found a toilet, small kitchen and guard’s office. It is finished in plain BR(W) chocolate and cream livery with no insignia, and is numbered W80972W (BR practice was to include a prefix showing the area to which the carriage was allocated and a suffix for inherited carriages indicating the company of origin).
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